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On this page, you will find the network settings of your PC for use with a router solution (either hardware or software solution). This information is published on a seperate page, as it's being used for several other pages as well. The settings work for TCP/IP networks, either UTP or BNC (coax) based, using a router. This router can be a separate device, a (A)DSL/Cable modem or a server with for example WinRoute, all of them with DHCP activated.

This page focusses on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Related pages for different Operating Systems are: Windows 95, 98 en ME, Macintosh OS 7 of 8 and Macintosh OSX.

Network settings

Configuring WINDOWS 2000/XP

Select "START" - "Settings" - "Control Panel" and click "Network and Dial-up Connections".
Select, with the right mouse button, the LAN network-connection that is connected to the router (you can actually rename this connection by pressing F2) and choose "Properties". This window now appears:

Windows 2000/XP network settings

Choose "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click "Properties", copy these settings:

Windows 2000 TCP/IP settings

Click "OK" and click "OK" once more. The client is now configured. Windows 2000/XP does not require a reboot, it takes a few seconds before Windows gets a new IP-address (Use IPCONFIG in a DOS-box to verify).

TIP: Sometimes the connection appears to have a problem finding the router. In the previous window, click "Advanced..." and add a DEFAULT GATEWAY. This should be the IP-address of your router!

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.


Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Home network NIC:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


Users of Windows XP can do this also by requesting the "Status" of a connection.

There a 2 ways of doing this:

  • If you see an icon for the connection, next to the Windows clock.
    Click the icon with the left mouse button. In the apperaing window choose the "Support" tab.

  • Using the Windows START menu -> Control Panel -> Network Connections.
    Here you will find your connection aswell, right click it and select the menu option "Status".

In both situations, this window appears:

Windows XP - Status window of your network connection



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