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Managing Windows 8 Internet Connection Settings
Last Updated: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 > Related Articles
Learn the steps to access the Internet connections settings and reset your IP address in Windows 8.
Windows 8 operating system is much different than previous versions but setting up an Internet connection is not that hard. Just follow the steps below. Before you begin, review these Windows 8 terms:
|Windows 8 Term||Description|
|Charm||Icon that represents a feature or function|
|Charm bar||Menu bar that houses the charms|
|Windows key||Keyboard key with the Microsoft wave logo on it|
Viewing Internet Connection Details
Learn how to view details of your Internet connection.
- Move your cursor to the top right of the screen until the charm bar pops out on the right, as shown below highlighted in red.
- Click the Search charm.
On the Apps screen, press the Esc key to hide the Charm Bar. Click Control Panel under the Windows System section.
Click Network and Sharing Center.
Result: The available network connections display.
To view the network details for your network connection, use the following steps.
- Click the icon for your connection type next to Connections.
- Click the Details button.
Result: The Network Connection Details window displays.
Use the steps below to reset TCP/IP on Windows 8.
Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard from any screen.
Result: The Run window displays.
On the black screen next to where the cursor is flashing, choose one of the following then enter the information as directed. Do not use spaces.
- To view your IP address, enter ipconfig and press Enter. You will see the numbers and dots that represent your address.
- To release your IP address, enter ipconfig/release and press Enter
- To renew your IP address, enter ipconfig/renew and press Enter
When finished, click the X in the upper right corner to close the black screen.