On the Windows desktop left-click once on the “My Network Places” icon.
Then Right-click on the “My Network Places” to bring up the popup menu, and select “Properties” from the bottom of the menu:
This will bring up the “Network and Dial-up Connections” window. Select the “Local Area Connection” icon with a single left click:
Bring up the pop-up menu again by right-clicking on the “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties” from the bottom of the menu.
This will bring up the “Local Area Connection Properties” screen. Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on the “Properties” button.
If the network you are connection to requires you to use DHCP (An automatically assigned IP address), select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically.”
If you are assigned a static IP address on the network you want to connect to, select “User the following IP address” and “User the following DNS server addresses” and enter in the corresponding addresses in the spaces provided.
Once you have made the proper selections and/or entries click “OK” to close the TCP/IP Properties box and click “OK” again to close the Local Area Connection Properties box.