How to enable “Dynamic IP Addressing” in Vista with Windows Vista Help

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Enabling DHCP

As a lot of you Windows users might have noticed while trying to move an existing Vista computer from one location to another, or even while configuring the same for the first time after installation, it is sometimes necessary for you to change the Vista TCP/IP network configuration from its Static IP address to a Dynamic one (or DHCP). This is for your computer to be compatible with the new network location as such. Additionally, the team with Windows Vista help explains that “Dynamic IP Addressing” is most common for application with mobile devices such as laptops and tablet PCs.

So in getting on with our article and the task at hand, let us now take a look at the guide that the Windows Vista help team has formulated so as to help you enable “Dynamic IP Addressing” for your Windows Vista computer. Here is how!

Enabling “Dynamic IP Addressing” in Windows Vista with Windows Vista Help

The steps are as given below:

  1. To first begin with, the team suggests you close and exit all programs and applications that might still be up and running on your computer. This is to provide you with maximum system performance while fulfilling the task at hand.
  2. Once you have done so, get on Windows “Start” menu and click on the “Control Panel” link then the “Network and Sharing Center”.
  3. Following which, click on “Manage Network Connections”, and then right click on your network connection from the list of displayed results which you use for connecting to your local network and the internet.
  4. Now click on “Properties” from the drop down menu then click on “Continue” when Windows prompts you for your
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    permission to continue.

  5. Next up, scroll down the list of protocols and client applications so as to locate and highlight “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” then “Properties”.
  6. Select the radio button labeled as “Obtain an IP address automatically” followed by “Obtain DNS server address automatically” then click on “Ok” and exit back to your main computer desktop screen.
  7. Finally, test to see if you can now connect to your local network and the internet by launching your web browser and connecting to a random website.

NOTE: If you are still not able to connect, the team urges you to reboot your system and then try again.

This successfully completes our steps. Thanks for reading!