How To Setup A Lan Connection In Windows 8

On this web page, we shall see how to set up a LAN connection on a Windows 8 computer. To perform this setup process, you need a router/access point/modem and an Ethernet cable.

  • •If you wish to connect your computers within a limited network range, then the LAN connection is the best option.
  • Initially, make sure that your router/access point is configured properly.
  • If not, configure it first.
  • Once the router or access point is configured properly, you’re ready for the setup process.
  • Now, get the Ethernet cable.
  • Connect the one end of the Ethernet cable into your router.
  • Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the Windows 8 computer.
  • Now, turn on your Windows 8 computer and log in to it as administrator.
  • Open the Control Panel window on the computer.
  • Click on the Network and Internet option.
  • Select Internet Options on the Network and Internet screen.
  • Now, a dialog box titled Internet Properties will open.
  • Click the Connections tab on the Internet Properties dialog box.
  • Navigate to the Local Area Network (LAN) settings section.
  • Click the LAN Settings button.
  • Now, a pop-up dialog box titled Local Area Network (LAN) Settings will open.
  • Below the Automatic Configuration area, select the Automatically detect settings option or the Use automatic configuration script option by clicking the checkbox beside it.
  • If you want to use a proxy server for the connectivity process, select the use of a proxy server for your LAN option.
  • Click the OK button followed by OK.
  • Now, try to connect your Windows 8 computer to the Internet over a wired network.
  • If you encounter an error, contact us for assistance.