Windows 7 - Converting from Static to Dynamic IP

Important reminder about wireless passthrough

You must renew your wireless passthrough access every year.
Visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/pt

NOTE: If you have information populated in your wireless connection properties window, please take down this information before selecting the option for automatic IP address retrieval.

These instructions will also work on the Windows Vista operating system.

In order to use the Leeward CC Wirless service, you must have your computer set to DHCP or Dynamic Hosting Control Protocol.

Normally most computers are already set to this when you connect to a wireless network, however, there have been some cases where it needs to be changed to this protocol in order to obtain a wireless connection. To accomplish this, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Click on the Start and type "Network and Sharing Center" (without quotes) and press ENTER. You will then see the Network and Sharing Center. Click on the option Change adapter settings from the left side of the screen.
  2. Network and Sharing Center

  3. The Network Connections window will appear. Right click your network adapter and select Properties.
  4. view network connections

  5. The Wireless Network Connection Properties window will appear. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 from the options and click Properties.
  6. wireless connection properties

  7. Make sure the options Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically is selected.
  8. configuring ip settings

  9. Click OK to close the window and close all other windows normally.
  10. If you have any problems or trouble connecting to the wireless network, please come to the ITG Help Desk in LC-101 for assistance.

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