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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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How to Configure TCP/IP

You can use several different techniques to configure TCP/IP. Most environments use DHCP to provide basic settings. Alternatively, you can configure TCP/IP settings manually using graphical tools. Finally, some settings are configured most easily using scripts that call command-line tools such as Netsh. You can use logon scripts to automate command-line configuration. The following sections describe each of these configuration techniques.

Note

For wireless networks, you will need to first connect the wireless adapter to the wireless network and then configure the TCP/IP settings. However, wireless networks almost always have a DHCP server available.

DHCP

Almost all client computers should be configured using DHCP. With DHCP, ...

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