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

Configuring a computer to obtain an IP address automatically will enable it to get an IP address from a DHCP server.  Instead of manually entering the IP settings which will consume much time, performing this procedure will ensure that the computer will get the correct TCP/IP settings automatically.
NOTE:  Make sure that the computer is connected to a network with a DHCP server.

Step 1:
Click the Wireless User-added image icon at the bottom-right of the screen, and click on Open Network and Sharing Center.

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Step 2: 
In the left pane under Control Panel Home, select Change adapter settings.

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Step 3:
Right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties.

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

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Step 5: 
Make sure that the radio buttons for the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically options are selected.  Click OK to save.

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Step 6: 
Click Close.
Your computer is now configured to obtain an IP address automatically.
NOTE:  IPv4 addresses are to be replaced by the new IPv6 addresses.  Activate IPv6 connectivity on your network by asking your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide IPv6.  

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