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 Step 3: Verifying the configuration of your NIC connection
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Steps to add a computer to a Verizon 9100EM wired network with a FiOS connection


Before you can connect a computer to your home network, you must configure Windows to automatically obtain an IP address for your router.

    Note: The instructions and illustrations below use Windows XP, but the steps in Windows 2000 are nearly identical.

To configure your NIC connection in Windows XP:

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  1. Click Start in the left Taskbar.


  2. Right click My Network Places and select Properties.


  3. Right click the network connection for your Network Interface Card (NIC) and select Properties. [Show Me]

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Figure depicting the Obtain IP Address Automatically option
  1. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. [Show Me]


  2. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if it isn't already checked.

  3. Click OK.


  4. Click OK again.


Continue with Step 4


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