How Do I ... Configure My Computer For DHCP

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Introduction

This document describes how to configure a Windows 95/98/NT or Mac OS 8 or above machine so that it can connect to RezNet or the Public ports on campus.

WARNING: You must have your Windows/Mac OS installation diskettes or CD-ROM  in order to correctly configure the networking components (some sections require copying files from the installation disks). If you do not have them, do not proceed with the instructions in this document.

It is assumed that you have already installed your Network Card and the TCP/IP protocol on your system. If you have any questions about this, contact the ITS helpdesk at 519 661-3800 (Ext. 83800 on campus).

Configure Windows 2000/XP for DHCP

NOTE: You must be logged in with administrator privileges in order to continue.

For Windows 2000:

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Select the Settings option.
  • Select the Control Panel option.
  • Double click the Network and Dial Up Connections icon.
  • Right click on the Local Area Conection icon.
  • Select Properties from the menu.
  • Double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) entry.

For Windows XP:

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Click on Control Panel.
  • Click on the Network Connections icon.
  • Right click on the Local Area Connection icon.
  • Select Properties from the menu.
  • Double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) entry.

Configure as Follows:

Click
Obtain an IP address automatically

Click
Obtain DNS server address automatically

Click
Advanced.. in the bottom right corner

  • IP Settings tab

You should see DHCP Enabled below the IP address column and blank below on Default Gateways.

  • DNS tab

In "DNS server addresses, in order to use:", you should see blank in the white box

The following lines should be marked or checked:

Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes

Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix

  • WINS tab

Below in WINS addresses, in order of use:, it should be a white box

The following lines should be checked or marked:

Enable LMHOSTS lookup

Use NetBIOS setting from the DHCP server

  • Options tab

Under Optional settings, Click on IP security and then click on Properties

Make sure "Do not use IPSEC" is marked then click OK

Click on TCP/IP filtering and then click on Properties

Make sure "Enable TCP/IP Filtering (All adapters)" is NOT marked and "Permit All" is marked on 3 columns.

Then click OK.

Click the OK button at the very bottom of the screen (it may be partially obscured). This will save all the above settings and exit from the Properties window back to the Network window. Click OK to exit.

Configure Macintosh OS 8 or above for DHCP

  • Click on the Apple menu.

  • Select Control Panel.

  • Select TCP/IP.

  • Configure via: Click on Ethernet

  • Obtain an IP Address from: Click on DHCP Server

  • DHCP Client ID: Enter your UWO Personal Computer Account (e-mail) username

You shouldn't fill in any other information. Your computer is now configured for DHCP. All information needed will come from the DHCP server once you connect.

Click on the close box in the upper right hand corner of the TCP/IP window. This will save all the above settings and exit from the TCP/IP window. You may be asked to restart Mac OS.

What do I do next?

Now that your machine is correctly configured to use the UWO Campus Network, you need to register this machine into the pool of allowed users of the network. This is done by going through a web form on the Mobile Computing web page found at http://registerme.uwo.ca/. If you are in Residence or at a Public port (in a library for instance), plug in to the port and start you machine. Once it is started, open your web browser. It will load this page up for you automaticaly. This is a one-time process (unless you don't use your connection for 120 days in which case it is removed from the pool).

 

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