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Installing and configuring a D-Link wired home network
Creating a wired D-Link home network in Windows XP requires five major steps:
Step 1: Verifying your D-Link router installation
Before you begin creating a home network, confirm that your D-Link router is functioning properly. The easiest way to do this is to verify you can connect to the Internet.
Step 2: Preparations for creating a D-Link wired home network
Before you begin setting up your home network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.
Step 3: Configuring Windows for your D-Link DI-624 wired home network
Before you can connect a computer to your home network, you must configure Windows to automatically obtain an IP address for the D-Link router.
The instructions and illustrations below use Windows XP. Although you can set up a network in Windows 98 SE, Me and 2000, you will find it significantly easier if the computer connected to the router or gateway is running Windows XP. Windows XP was designed with features and installation wizards specifically for networking.
To configure your NIC connection in Windows XP:
Step 4: Adding other computers to your wired D-Link home network
Adding computers to your D-Link wired home network requires four steps:
Step 5: Testing the Internet connections
The final step is to test your Internet connection. This ensures that all the connections are secure, and the hardware configurations are working properly.