Managing your IP address in Windows XP

Step 1: Bring up the Run Window

Click Start. Then click Run.

 

In the Open field of the prompt that appears, type cmd. Then, click the OK button.

 

Step 2: Check your IP Address

A Command Prompt window will appear. Type ipconfig and press the Enter key on the keyboard. Look at the section for your Local Area Connection.

The IP Address listed should be between the ranges of 168.18.177.1 – 168.18.183.254.

The Subnet Mask should be: 255.255.248.0

The Gateway should be: 168.18.176.3

Note: If the IP Address is correct, try to access the Internet. Your web browser should redirect you to the Hallnet login website. If it does not or you do not get a correct IP Address, continue these steps.

 

Step 3: Release Your IP Address

Type ipconfig/release and press the Enter key on the keyboard. Your IP Address should now display as 0.0.0.0 as shown in the image below.

 

Step 4: Renew your IP Address

Type ipconfig/renew and press the Enter key on the keyboard. The IP Address listed there should begin with 10.0. For example, in the image below, the IP Address is 10.0.14.146. If the IP Address is correct, try to access the Internet. Your web browser should redirect you to the Hallnet login website.

 

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