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Obtaining an IP address automatically on a computer with Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system

Automatically obtaining an IP address from a DHCP server such as a router is an easy way to connect your computer to the network.  Instead of manually entering the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway, these are automatically assigned by the DHCP server.  You also need to set the network adapter on your computer to obtain an IP address automatically.

To obtain an IP address automatically on a computer with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 operating system, follow the steps below:

Windows 10
Windows 8 / 8.1


Windows 10
 

Step 1:

Right-click the Network User-added image icon located at the bottom-right corner of the Desktop screen then click Open Network and Sharing Center.

 

User-added image

 

Step 2:
Click Change adapter settings.

 

User-added image


Step 3:
On the Ethernet Properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click Properties.

 

User-added image

 

Step 4:
Click the radio button beside Obtain an IP address automatically then click OK.

 

User-added image

 

Step 5:
Click Close.


Windows 8 / 8.1
 

Step 1:
Press the Windows User-added image key + D on your keyboard to show the Desktop.

 

Step 2:
Right-click the Network User-added image icon located at the bottom-right corner of the Desktop screen then click Open Network and Sharing Center.

 

User-added image

 

Step 3:
Click Change adapter settings.

 

User-added image

 

Step 4:
On the Ethernet Properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click Properties.

 

User-added image

 

Step 5:
Click the radio button beside Obtain an IP address automatically then click OK.

 

User-added image

 

Step 6:
Click Close.



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Setting up a Windows 7 computer to obtain an IP address automatically

 

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