Step 1: Searching for DNS, IP Addrees, Subnet Mask, and Gateway
You may know it but it never hurts to double check!
go to Start > Run > CMD > Ok
now type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes (" ")
find the IP address, Subnet Mask, Defult Gateway, and the DNS Server (most people have 1 but there can be more). KEEP THIS OPEN!!!
Step 2: Properties
Open Network Connections (Start > Control Panel > Network Connections)
Now find the connection that conects you to the internet (there are usually 2 one is the wireless the other is the cabled connection)!
Right click it and click Properties
Now find Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties (the one under the box)
Step 3: Setting Your IP
Now here is where step 1 comes in!!! In the IP Address box you can set your IP BUT YOU CAN NOT USE ONE THAT ENDS IN 1!!!! Also you can't go to high but you also don't want to go to low so 7-10 usually is good unless alot of people are on your network!!!!
Click in the Subnet Mask! It usually changes by itself but if not fill that in from the YOUR cmd in step 1!!
Fill in the Defult Gateway According to your cmd also!!
Now in the Perferred DNS Server box Fill in the DNS Server from step 1 (yours of course)!!!!
And if you had 2 use both of them!!!
Click Ok. Click Ok again. Close all Internet services (Reboot is easiest way) to doubble check and make sure it worked! If it didn't work just recheck the "Obtain an IP address automaticlly" and "Obtain an DNS Server address automaticlly" bubbles!