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Managing Windows 8 Internet Connection Settings

Last Updated: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn the steps to access the Internet connections settings and reset your IP address in Windows 8.

Solution

Windows 8 operating system is much different than previous versions but setting up an Internet connection is not that hard. Just follow the steps below.

Before you begin, review these Windows 8 terms:

Windows 8 TermDescription
charmicon that represents a feature or function
charm barmenu bar that houses the charms
Windows keyKeyboard key with the Microsoft wave logo on it

 Viewing Internet Connection Details

1
  1. Move your cursor to the top right of the screen until the charm bar pops out on the right, as shown below highlighted in red.
  2.  Click the Search charm.

charm bar

2

On the Apps screen, press the Esc key to hide the Charm Bar. Click Control Panel under the Windows System section.

 apps view

3

Click Network and Sharing Center.

network sharing

 

4

The available network connections will be displayed. To view the network details for your network connection, use the following steps.

 

  1. Click the icon for your connection type next to Connections.
  2. Click the Details button.


    Result: The Network Connection Details is displayed.

 

Reset TCP/IP

Use the steps below to reset TCP/IP on Windows 8.

 

1

Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard from any screen.

Result: The Run window displays.

2

Enter CMD in the Open field.

 

3

On the black screen, right next to where the cursor is flashing, choose one of the following then type the information as directed. Do not use spaces:

  • To view your IP address:
    • Type ipconfig and press Enter. You will see the numbers and dots that represent your address.
  • To release your IP address:
    • Type ipconfig/release and press Enter
  • To renew your IP address:
    • Type ipconfig/renew and press Enter 

When finished, click the X in the upper right corner to close the black screen.

 

 


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