Adjusting network setting in Windows 7

Step 1: Bringing up the Control Panel

Click the Start button. Then, click Control Panel.

Click Control Panel

Step 2: Removing Bridged Connections

Once the Control Panel is open, click the View network status and tasks link.

Click View Network Status and Tasks

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.

Removed Bridged Connections

Step 3: Modifying the Adapter Settings

In the left sidebar, click the Change adapter settings link.

Click Change Adapter Settings

Step 4: 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.

Click Enable

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.

Step 5: 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.

Click Properties

Step 6: 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.

Uncheck IPv6

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

Finally, click the Properties button.


Step 7: 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.

Obtain All Values Automatically

Step 8: Configuring the Wireless Driver

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


Step 9: 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.


In addition, you may have another entry for Radio On/Off, make sure the value is set to On.

Congratulations! You have successfully adjusted your network settings. If this does not correct the issue, please try our other configuration guides, or contact the VSU IT Helpdesk at or at 229-245-4357. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.