Configuring Windows Vista

Before you start, you must either be logged on as Administrator, or your logon profile has administrative rights. To find out if you have administrative rights, go to the Control Panel and click on User Accounts.

Step 1

Click on the Start button, and go to Control Panel.

Step 2

In the Control Panel window, click Network and Internet.

Step 3

Click Network and Sharing Center.

Step 4

Click Manage network connections in the Tasks list, located on the left-side of the Network and Sharing Center window.

Step 5

Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon, and choose Properties.

Note: If your Network Connections window does not have a Local Area Connection icon, ensure that you have a network adapter suitable for an Ethernet connection, as well as the proper device drivers, installed on your computer.

Step 6

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click the Properties button.

Ensure that the radio buttons are set to Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically, then click the Advanced button.

Step 7

In the Advanced click the DNS tab. The DNS server addresses, in order of use field should be empty. Click OK on all dialog windows to apply settings.

Step 8

Restart your computer. After the computer has restarted, open your browser to load the "Connecting Your World" web page. If the page fails to load automatically, enter in the browser's address field, and click the Go button on the browser, or press the Enter key on the keyboard.