To install networking on a computer, you must install TCP/IP networking and a network adapter.
You can also install TCP/IP networking through local area connection properties.
Before you can configure TCP/IP networking on individual computers on the dommain, you need the following information:
Domain name, IP address type, value, or both
The IP address information to assign to the computer, which can include both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing details.
Subnet mask: The subnet mask for the IPv4 network to which the computer is attached.
Subnet prefix length: The subnet prefix length for the IPv6 network to which the computer is attached.
IP address type, value, or both
Default gateway address: The address of the router or routers that will function as the computer’s gateway.
DNS server address: The address of the DNS server or servers that provide DNS name resolution services on the network.
WINS server address: The address of the WINS server or servers that provide WINS name resolution services on the network.
You can use WINS to help computers on a network determine the address of other computers on the network
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. Click Manage Network Connections/Change Adapter Settings.
Right-click the connection you want to work with and then select Properties.
If Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), or both are not shown in the list of installed components, you’ll need to install them.
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 for each protocol.
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