Residence Hall Setup: Ethernet Setup for Windows Vista

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Ethernet Setup for Windows Vista

Open the Control Panel on the start menu

Click on Network and Sharing Center 

Click on Manage Network Connections

Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties (Note: if you do not have a local area connection present in your network connections then please contact the helpdesk.)

After the Properties window opens uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 and then click on the properties button for it. The IP address should be obtained automatically and the Obtain DNS server address automatically should be selected.

If you are unable to reach a web page then go to the Start Menu, click on Accessories, and select Command Prompt. Once the command prompt opens type these two commands



After this you should be able to bring up a web page, if you are still unable to bring one up please contact the Service Desk at 936‐294‐1950.