How do I configure my network settings in Windows Control Panel?

1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.

2. In the Control Panel, locate and select the Network and Internet option.

3. Under the Network and Internet tab, select the Network and Sharing Center.

4. On the left side of the window, select Change adapter settings.

5. You will now see a list of your network connections. Right-click on the one you want to configure, then select Properties.

6. The Properties window will open with several tabs. The first tab is usually General and it contains information about the connection, such as the name and type of connection.

7. Select the Networking tab to review or change the settings for the network adapter that you just selected. Here you can change the IP address, subnet mask, and other settings as needed.

8. The Advanced tab contains additional settings for the network adapter. These settings may include specifying the duplex mode, media type, and other features.

9. Next, select the DNS tab. Here you can configure the DNS server settings, such as the IP address or domain name of the DNS server(s) that should be used.

10. Once you have configured all of the settings as needed, click OK to save them.

11. If the changes you made require you to restart your computer, you will be prompted to do so. Otherwise, you can close the Network and Sharing Center window.