Step 1: Determine whether you will use manual or automatic addressing. If you are going to manually assign the IP address information, obtain the following required information:
• IP address • Subnet mask
• Default gateway address ( if necessary)
• Preferred and alternate DNS serve addresses ( if necessary)
Step 2: Verify that the network adapter card is installed and install the network drivers if necessary.
3 Step: Log on as a user with administrative permissions.
Step 4: Open Network connections:-- For windows 7: Click the start menu choose control panel --- Network and internet ---- Network and sharing center--- change adapter setting. For windows xp: From the start menu choose my network place --- view network connections.
Step 5: Right click Local Area connection and choose properties. Step
6: For windows 7, select internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Propertise. For windows xp:- Select internet protocol (TCP/IP) and click properties.
Step 7: Configure the TCP/IP properties: • Automatic configuration is the default setting. If you are configuring the computer the use either DHCP or APIPA, Verify that obtain and IP address automatically and obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. • For manual configuration select use the the following IP address and type in the ip address and subnet mask. Optionally type in a default gateway address, a preferred DNS server address and an alternate DNS server address (if available)
Step 8: Click ok and save your configuration changes.
Step 9: Click close to close the dialog box.
Step 10: Close Network connections.
Step: 11: Verify the TCP/IP configuration. A: From the start menu, choose All Programs----- Accessories----command prompt. B: Enter ipconfig / all. C: Verify that the TCP/IP addressing parameters are correct.
Step 12: Use ping ip address of another system to test TCP/IP connectivity you should receive four successful replies from the remote system.
Step 13: Close the command prompt window. Or you can create a network connection by this step-by-step tutorial shows how to setup a PPTP connection on Windows 7 and start using ibVPN servers.