Adjusting Network Settings on Windows 8

Step 1: Bringing up the Control Panel

Highlight the bottom right of your screen and move your mouse up to bring up the universal settings meeting. Then, click the Search button.


Search for Control. Then, click the Control Panel on the left.


Step 2: Removing Bridged Connections

Once the Control Panel is open, click the Control Panel link at the top.


Click the View network status and tasks link.


Click the Change Adapter Settings link.


A list of connections should appear. If you see an entry titled Bridged Connection, right-click on it. A pop-up menu will appear. Click Remove from Bridge. Repeat this process for each bridged connection displayed.


Step 3: Disabling and Enabling the Network Connection

Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon. A pop-up menu should appear.

If Enable appears in the pop-up menu, left-click it and proceed to step 6.


Otherwise, if Disable appears in the pop-up menu, left-click it.


Right-click the icon again. This time, left-click Enable in the pop-up menu. Finally, proceed to step 6.


Step 4: Bring up the Wireless Network Properties Window

Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon. A pop-up menu should appear. Left-click Properties in the pop-up menu.


Step 5: Modifying TCP/IP Settings

A wireless network connection properties window will appear. Make sure the checkbox in front of Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) is unchecked.


Then, click on the text (rather than the checkbox) for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Finally, click the Properties button.


Step 6: Obtaining all Values Automatically

The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window will appear. Make sure the radio button in front of Obtain an IP address automatically is marked. Also, make sure that the radio button in front of Obtain DNS server address automatically is marked. When you click the OK button in the Internet Protocol Properties window, you will be returned to the connection properties window.


Step 7: Configuring the Wireless Driver

Click the Configure button. This will bring up another window with your wireless device settings.


Step 8: Modifying the Connection Mode

Click the Advanced tab in the window that appears.

In the Property list, click on the entry titled IBSS 54g(tm) Mode.

Note: Some wireless network cards do not support this option. If you do not have a IBSS 54g(tm) entry, skip directly to step 11.


After you have clicked on this entry, select 54g - Auto from the drop-down list on the right.


If you have problems when trying these instructions, or if you have other question concerning the wireless network, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 229-245-4357 or send an e-mail to Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.