Ethernet Setup for Windows

​Before you begin you must have the following:

  • An installed Ethernet adaptor with RJ-45 plug (typically pre-installed in most computers)
  • An Ethernet cable connected from your computer to an Ethernet jack

Register for Network Access

The registration process will automatically begin the first time you connect to Trinity's network and open a web browser. 
An online registration form will display. If the form does not appear, you can navigate to it at
http://ipassign.trincoll.edu/ipassign/selfreg.cgi

  • When prompted, enter your username and password.
  • Follow the directions to complete the registration process.
  • Wait 2 minutes and restart your computer.
  • Having problems? Wait and restart again. It may take up to 20 minutes for the registration process to complete.
  • You will not need to register again until the next academic year.

If you cannot access Trinity websites to register your computer, follow the instructions below to ensure your computer
is properly configured. NOTE: These instructions are based on the default theme and menus of Windows.

Windows 8, 7 and Vista - Checking for TCP/IP

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center:
    • Windows 8: From Desktop mode (if in Metro mode, click on the Desktop tile), and open the Charms bar
      (click on the upper right corner of the screen). Click on the Search icon, select Apps as search field and type
      Control Panel
      . Open the Control Panel and select Open Network and Sharing Center.  
    • Windows 7 and Vista: Select the Control Panel from the Start menu (Windows logo).  Select Network
      and Internet (Windows 7)
      or Network and Internet Connections (Vista) and click Network and
      Sharing Center.
  2. Click Change Adaptor Settings (Windows 8 and 7) or Manage Network Connections (Vista)
  3. Right-click on Ethernet (Windows 8) or Local Area Connection (Windows 7 and Vista) and select Properties
  4. In the window, make sure that the box next to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is checked. If it is not, check
    it and click OK. (This may be under the Networking tab)

Windows 8, 7 and Vista - Configuring TCP/IP

  1. Follow steps 1.) - 3.) above
  2. In the Ethernet (Windows 8) or the Local Area Connection Properties (Windows 7 and Vista) window, select
    Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties
  3. In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window, make sure both Obtain an IP address
    automatically
    and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected 
  4. Click OK on both windows to activate the changes

 

 Windows XP - Checking for TCP/IP

  1. Select the Control Panel from the Start menu
  2. In the Control Panel, select Network and Internet Connections and click Network Connections
  3. Right-click on Local Area Connection and select Properties
  4. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, under This connection uses the following items,
    do one of the following:
  • If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is listed, skip down to Windows XP- Configuring TCP/IP below
  • If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is not listed, follow the directions for Windows XP - Adding TCP/IP

Windows XP - Adding  TCP/IP

  1. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click Install
  2. In the Select Network Component Type window, click to select Protocol, then click Add
  3. In the Select Network Protocol window, click to select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click OK

Windows XP - Configuring TCP/IP

  1. Select the Control Panel from the Start menu
  2. In the Control Panel, select Network and Internet Connections and click Network Connections
  3. Right-click on the Local Area Connection and select Properties
  4. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties
  5. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, select Obtain an IP address automatically and
    Obtain DNS server address automatically
  6. Click the Advanced button. In the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window, click the DNS tab
  7. Click to clear the Register this connection's address in DNS check box, then click OK
  8. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, click OK
  9. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click OK
  10. In the Local Area Connection window, click OK
  11. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, under This connection uses the following items,
    click to select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click OK