Adjusting Network Settings in Windows 7
Step 1: Bringing up the Control Panel
Click the Start button. Then, click Control Panel.
Step 2: Removing Bridged Connections
Once the Control Panel is open, click the View network status and tasks link.
A list of connections should appear. If you see an entry titled Bridged Connection, right-click on it. A pop-up menu will appear. Click Remove from Bridge. Repeat this process for each bridged connection displayed.
Step 3: Modifying the Adapter Settings
In the left sidebar, click the Change adapter settings link.
Step 4: Disable and Enable the Network Connection
Right-click the Local Area Connection icon. A pop-up menu should appear.
If Enable appears in the pop-up menu, click it and proceed to step 6.
Otherwise, if Disable appears in the pop-up menu, click it. Right-click the icon again. This time, click Enable in the pop-up menu. Finally, proceed to step 6.
Step 5: Bring up the Local Area Connection Properties Window
Right-click the Local Area Connection icon. A pop-up menu should appear. Click Properties in the pop-up menu.
Step 6: Bring up the Internet Protocol Properties Window
A Local Area Connection Properties window will appear. Scroll down in the This connection uses the following items: list. Click on the text (rather than the checkbox) for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Then, click the Properties button.
Step 7: Obtain all Values Automatically
The Internet Protocol Properties window will appear. Make sure the radio button in front of Obtain an IP address automatically is checked. Also, make sure that the checkbox in front of Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked. When you click the OK button in the Internet Protocol Properties window, you will be returned to the connection properties window. Click the OK button in the Local Area Connection Properties window.
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