Configure Windows Vista Network Settings for XFINITY Internet

This article lists the steps to configure Windows Vista network settings for XFINITY Internet on your home computer. This article also lists the steps to:
  • Obtain an Internet Protocol (IP) address automatically
  • Obtain the Domain Name System (DNS) server address automatically
  • Verify the IP address is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enabled
  • Clear all the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) addresses
  • Set the Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) option to default

Configure Settings

  1. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet.
    Control Panel Window - Network and Internet link displays.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center.
    Network and Sharing Center link displays.
  4. Click Manage network connections.
    Prompt to click Manage network connections (near bottom) appears.
  5. Right-click the connection and click Properties.
    Selected connection displays.
  6. Click the Networking tab and click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.
    Networking tab appears with prompt to click Internet Protocol Version 4, then Properties button at right.
  7. On the General tab, select Obtain an IP address automatically.
  8. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically.
  9. Click Advanced.
    Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties Window with selected options.
  10. In Advanced TCP/IP Settings, select the IP Settings tab. Verify that the IP Address is DHCP Enabled.
    Advanced TCP/IP Settings window displays with "DHCP Enabled" in top field.
  11. While still in Advanced TCP/IP Settings, select the DNS tab.
  12. If there are DNS Server addresses, highlight them and click Remove. If there are DNS suffixes, highlight them and click Remove.
    DNS Tab window displays, DNS server addresses in top field, suffixes in lower field.
  13. Select the WINS tab. If there are WINS addresses, highlight them and click Remove.
  14. Set NetBIOS setting to Default.
  15. Click OK.
    WINS tab displays. WINS addresses in top field. NetBIOS setting below.
To confirm that you have Internet access, simply restart your computer and open your web browser.

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