To set up network connections in the Control Panel:
1. Open the Control Panel. To open the Control Panel, click the Start button and select “Control Panel.”
2. Click “Network and Internet.”
3. Click “Network and Sharing Center.”
4. On the left side of the window, click “Change adapter settings.”
5. Right-click on the connection you want to change (such as a Local Area Network or Wireless network) and select “Properties.”
6. Click the “Networking” tab at the top of the Properties window and select the protocol you want to enable (such as TCP/IPv4).
7. Check the “Use the following IP address” box and enter the IP address and subnet mask given to you by your ISP.
8. Enter the gateway address of your ISP and the name of their DNS server.
9. If you are using a wireless network, select the “Wireless Networks” tab and check the “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” box.
10. Once all of the settings have been entered, click “OK.”
11. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.