Install and configure TCP/IP on client computers running earlier versions of Windows

Configuring client computers includes installing TCP/IP and configuring it to obtain an IP address automatically.

Client computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0

TCP/IP is automatically installed on computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0. To set up TCP/IP, you must configure DHCP on the client computer.

Configure DHCP

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
  2. On the Protocols tab, click TCP/IP Protocol, and then click Properties.
  3. On the IP Address tab, select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.
  4. Restart your computer.

Client computers running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition

Install TCP/IP

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Network.
  2. On the Configuration tab, click Add. The Select Network Component Type dialog box appears.
  3. Click Protocol, and then click Add.
  4. Under Manufacturers, click Microsoft.
  5. Under Network Protocols, click TCP/IP, and then click OK.

Configure DHCP

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Network.
  2. On the Configuration tab, click TCP/IP, and then click Properties.
  3. On the IP Address tab, click Obtain an IP address automatically, and then click OK.
  4. Restart your computer.

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