Windows XP Network Connections

Network Connections Icon The Network Connections Control Panel within Windows XP stores settings about your network connections. Each collection is represented by an icon. Collectively, we call these icons "connectoids." If you configured your Internet connection without using the instructions from this website, you should double-check your connectoid configuration to make sure that the DNS and DHCP settings are correct.

Checking Network Connection Settings

  1. Launch the "Network Connections" Control Panel.
    • From the desktop, click the "Start" button.
    • Within the "Start" menu, click "Control Panel."
    • Once the Control Panel window appears, click the option labeled "Switch to classic view."
    • Now you will see a collection of icons. Double-click the icon labeled "Network Connections."
  2. Network Connections
    • In the Network Connections window, you will see an icon for each type of network connection you have. Right-click the icon for your Hubris Internet connection, and choose "Properties" from the menu that appears.
  3. My ISP Properties: Networking
    • Click the "Network" tab, then...
    • Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", then...
    • Click the "Properties" button.
  4. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
    • In this window, your settings should match those shown here. It is important that you select "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically."