Windows 8 DHCP Setup

You probably don't need to do anything to get your computer ready to hook up to DHCP. Most will hook up automatically when you plug into your modem or router. If you want to check that the settings are correct, you can follow the direction below.

Use the Windows 8 search function to find the Control Panel.

In the Control Panel, choose Network and Internet.

In Network and Internet, choose Network and Sharing Center.

Once in Network and Sharing Center, click on Change Adapter Settings.

Clicking on Change Adapter Settings will take you to the network connections. Right click on the appropriate connection and click on properties.

In the Ethernet Properties, you will need to select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) You may need to scroll down a little to find it in the list. Click on it once so it is highlighted, then click on properties.

Now that we have the IPv4 options up, choose the radio button labelled "Obtain an IP address automatically". Then select the radio button for "Use the following DNS server addresses" Enter into the Preferred DNS field, and into the Alternate DNS field.

Click on ok, close the networking window, and you are finished!