Static IP Removal Instructions

Please select your computer’s operating system from the list below for the specific steps you’ll need to take. If you need assistance please call Arvig Technical Support at 877-290-0560.

Windows XP

  • Single-click on the Start button in the lower left corner
  • Then click on Control Panel
  • Click on Network and Internet connection
  • Click on Network Connection
  • You should see a Local Area Connection icon
  • Right click on Local Area Connection and then left click on Properties
  • A window will open called Local Area Connection Properties
  • Make sure that there is a check in the check box in front of Internet Protocols (TCP/IP)
  • Click once on Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) to highlight it.
  • Click the Properties button.
  • Select Obtain an IP address automatically
  • Then select Obtain DNS server address automatically
  • Then click the OK button on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window
  • Then click the OK or Close button on the Local Area Connection Properties window
  •  You can now close the Network Connection window
  • Finally, Click Start and Turn Off Computer, and Click Restart
Your computer should now be ready to start using the Internet again.

Windows 2000

  • Single-click the Start Button in the lower left corner.
  • Click Settings, then Network and Dial-up Connections, then double-click the Local Area Network icon. Select Properties.
  • Under Connect Using, the Ethernet Card that you are using should be displayed.
  • Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on the button that says Properties.
  • This will now open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Box. Click on the dot that says Obtain an IP address automatically and the one that says Obtain DNS server address automatically, and click on OK, click OK again.
Finally, Restart your computer and you can start using your Internet again
 

Windows 98/ME

  • Single-click on the Start Button in the lower left corner.
  • Click Settings, then Control Panel, then double-click the Network icon.
  • Not sure what to look for? Network adapters have small green “cards” next to them in the list of network components. Protocols (TCP/IP) have small “wires”. The network adapter listed should match the type of Ethernet card you have in your computer.
  • Continue with the steps below. (Even if TCP/IP and your network card are already configured, you must configure your TCP/IP settings.)
Configuring TCP/IP
1.   Select TCP/IP from the list of installed network components, and click on Properties.
  • If there is more than one TCP/IP listed, select the one that points to the Ethernet card that you have installed on your machine.

2.   Under the IP Address tab, select Obtain an IP Address Automatically.

3.   Now click OK. Click OK one more time on the Network Window to finish Network setup.

4.   Windows may ask for Windows 98 disks or CD-ROM. It may also ask you to restart Windows 98, you must let it restart for the changes to take effect.

You should now be ready to start using your internet.

Mac OS 9 or earlier

This section describes how to configure TCP/IP for a Macintosh running a version 9 or earlier operating system for use with a Res-Net connection. For instructions on how to configure your network settings for Mac OS X, see the next section. The TCP/IP protocol is usually available on Macintosh computers with System software greater than or equal to 7.5.2.
  • Go to the Apple menu and choose Control Panels
  • Open the TCP/IP Control Panel.

 If TCP/IP is not listed:

Open the System Folder

Open the Control Panels (Disabled) folder

If you find TCP/IP in this folder, drag it to the Control Panels folder to enable it

Restart your Mac for the changes to take effect

Proceed to step 3.

If you still have problems, reinstall Open Transport from the Mac OS CD
  • The first option to check is Connect Via
  • Pull down that menu, and choose Ethernet
  • The next option will be Configure
  • Pull down that menu, and choose Using DHCP Server
  • Leave the field for DHCP Client ID blank. This field is not needed due to the way our network is configured
You have now finished configuring TCP/IP for your Res-Net connection.
 
You do not need to restart your Macintosh in order for your settings to take place – the “Make TCP/IP Active” choice loads TCP/IP automatically when you run network applications such as Telnet, Eudora, or Netscape. When you are not running network applications, TCP/IP will automatically unload itself in order to conserve system resources.

Mac OS X

This section describes how to configure TCP/IP for a Macintosh running OS X for use with a Res-Net connection. The TCP/IP protocol is usually available on Macintosh computers with System software greater than or equal to 7.5.2.

  • Open the System Preferences application
  • Double-click on the Network icon
  • The first option to check is Configure
  • Pull down that menu, and choose Built-in Ethernet (or your Network card if you use a third party NIC)
  • Select the TCP/IP tab
  • The next option will be Configure
  • Pull down that menu, and choose Using DHCP
  • Save your settings by clicking the Save button located at the bottom of the screen
  • Quit the System Preferences application
You should now be able to use your Internet.