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How do I obtain an IP address automatically from the DHCP server?

Please follow the steps below to set up your computer for obtaining an IP address automatically from the DHCP server.

For wired connection, please register your network card first.

For Windows 10:

  1. Right Click Windows Start Windows start to open the context menu. 
  2. From the menu, click Control Panel.
  3. Select Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Select Change adapter settings.
  5. Select Etherent.
  6. Select Properties.
  7. Tab on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Ipv4), then click on Properties.
  8. Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
  9. Click OK to exit the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties.
  10. Click Close to exit the Ethernet Properties.
  11. Click Close once more to exit the Ethernet Status.


For Windows 8:

  1. Point the cursor to the upper right hand side of the screen to display the Charm Menu.
  2. Click on SettingsControl Panel.
  3. Select Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click on Ethernet.


  5. Select Properties.


  6. Under Networking tab, choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties.


  7. In "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" window, select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

    Obtain IP/DNS

  8. Click the OK button to exit to the "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" window.
  9. Click the Close button.


For Macintosh (Mac OS X):

  1. Select System Preferences from the apple menuApple menu at the top left of your screen.

    system preferences...

  2. Click Network from the System Preference menu.


  3. In the left column, select Ethernet (for wired connection) or Wi-Fi (for wireless connection), then click Advanced.

    Ethernet or wifi

  4. Select TCP/IP tab and configure Using DHCP.

    TCP/IP tab

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