Windows Networking

Windows Networking

This document discusses basic networking settings required for Windows 10 access the CS network.

Windows 10
  1. Make sure your machine has obtained an IP address. This can be done either by using DHCP or you can request a static IP from the Lab Staff (please mention the machine type, OS, and name you would like).
  2. Right-click on the Start button and select Run. Then type ncpa.cpl.
  3. In the Network Connections window double-click on your active network adapter. This is usually named Ethernet. You should see a new window labeled Ethernet Status.
  4. Now click Propertoes and double-click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4). This will bring up a new window where you can set the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and preferred DNS server.
  5. If you are using DHCP, check the radio button Obtain an IP address automatically. Otherwise, enter the IP address given to you, the Subnet Mask (255.255.254.0) and the Default gateway (152.3.137.61) as shown in figure 1 below.


    Figure 1. Windows 10 IPv4 settings


    You can set the DNS Servers or choose to Obtain DNS sever address automatically. The Preferred DNS server should be 152.3.140.31 and the Alternate DNS server should be set to 152.3.250.1.

  6. Click on the Advanced tab. In the new window you will see tabs for IP Settings, DNS and WINS.
  7. On the DNS tab, select the append these DNS suffixes (in order): button. Add cs.duke.edu and duke.edu. Also, uncheck the box that says Register this connection's addresses in DNS. See figure 2.

  8. Figure 2. Windows 10 DNS settings


  9. Select the WINS tab and under NetBIOS Setting select the Default radio button.
  10. Click OK.