Installing Networking Services (TCP/IP)
If you're installing TCP/IP after installing Windows Vista, log on to the computer using an account with Administrator privileges and then follow these steps:
- Click Start and then click Network. In Network Explorer, click Network And Sharing Center on the toolbar.
- In Network And Sharing Center, click Manage Network Connections.
- In Network Connections, right-click the connection you want to work with and then select Properties.
- In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties. This displays the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.
- If Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), or both aren't shown in the list of installed components, you'll need to install them. Click Install. Then click Protocol, Add. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, select the protocol to install and then click OK. If you are installing both TCP/IPv6 and TCP/IPv4, repeat this procedure.
- In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, make sure that the following are selected as appropriate: Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), or both. Then click OK.
- As necessary, follow the instructions in the next section for configuring local area connections for the computer.
In this tutorial:
- Vista Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking
- Navigating Windows Vista Networking Features
- Working with Network Explorer
- Working with Network And Sharing Center
- Working with Network Map
- Installing Networking Components
- Installing Networking Services (TCP/IP)
- Configuring Local Area Connections
- Using the PING Command to Check an Address
- Configuring Dynamic IP Addresses and Alternate IP Addressing
- Configuring Multiple Gateways
- Configuring DNS Resolution
- Configuring WINS Resolution
- Managing Local Area Connections
- Viewing Network Configuration Information
- Troubleshooting and Testing Network Settings
- Performing Basic Network Tests
- Resolving IP Addressing Problems
- Releasing and Renewing DHCP Settings
- Registering and Flushing DNS