Static IP Setup For Legacy Operating Systems

Choose your operating system:

Windows 95/98
Windows NT 4
Windows 2000

Windows 95/98:

Open the Network control panel either by going to the Control Panel folder, or by right-clicking on the Network Neighborhood icon on the desktop. Click on Properties. A new window will appear.

Click on the IP address tab at the top, and enter the IP address that you were assigned. Next enter the subnet mask of Click on the Gateway tab, and enter the gateway address that you were assigned, and hit the Add button. Next go to the DNS tab, and enter the Name server addresses of and, in that order. Click on the OK button. You will need to reboot the computer at this point.

After the machine has finished rebooting, open the Internet Options control panel. Click on the Setup button to reconfigure you computer to connect to the internet over a LAN. When asked if you want to set up an email or news account, choose the "No" option, then hit next. The last screen will ask if you want to connect immediately. Leave that checked, and hit the Finish button. All of the internet application will be able to use the DSL connection now by default.

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Windows NT 4:

Open the network Control Panel. Select the Protocol tab, and then click on the TCP/IP Protocol icon and hit the Properties button.

At the Adapter menu, choose you Ethernet card. Select Specify an IP address and enter the IP information you were given in the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.

Next, click on the DNS tab. Here you will need to enter a few peices of information. The host field is required to have something in it, but doesn't effect the DSL connection. Type in something like DSL or omsoft. Now click the Add... button. Type in168.150.253.2, click the Add button, then repeat for Those addresses should appear in the DNS Service Search Order field in that order.

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Windows 2000:

From the Start menu, go to Settings, then Network and Dial-up Connections. Right-click on the Local Area Network icon, and select Properties in the pop-up menu. In the new window, select the TCP/IP protocol icon, then click on the properties button.

Select Use the Following IP address: then enter the IP address you were given. Below that enter the DNS server information, and

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Open the TCP/IP control panel from either the Apple menu or from the Control Panels folder (found in the System Folder). In the File menu, select Configurations... and make a duplicate of the current, active, profile. Rename the new profile, and make it active. You should see a window like in the next example screenshot.

Set the Connect via: pop-up menu to Ethernet. If that option is not available, make sure that you have the Enet extension loaded in the Extensions folder, then reboot the computer. Next, set the Configure menu to Manually. Now enter the IP address you were assigned, the subnet mask, the gateway address and the name server addresses in the appropriate spaces. The last field is for optional information, and is not needed for a successful DSL connection.

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