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Last Updated On: 08/05/2004
   

Windows NT Networking

Configuring TCP/IP

TCP/IP is the protocol of choice for large, subdivided networks including the Internet. This is one the most difficult protocols to configure, and is not as fast as NetBEUI or even NWLink IPX/SPX. TCP/IP is routable, and is required if a computer is to interact on the Internet. Each computer on a network running TCP/IP requires a unique IP address and a subnet mask for the network segment to which the computer belongs. If a computer must communicate with another network segment (separated by a router), a default gateway must also be specified. All of these may be assigned automatically by a DHCP server, however, this is beyond the scope of this document. In order to manually enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway, click the "Specify an IP address" radio button.

The following screen captures for the DNS and WINS Addressing tabs are included for completeness. These options should be configured by a network administrator.