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How to Install Internet Protocol Version 4

Updated April 17, 2017

Internet Protocol, also known as IP, is a communication protocol which heavily uses the TCP/IP standards for packet switch internetworking. IP manages addressing methods for data encapsulation and delivery. IP was developed by the United States Department of Defense and is now widely used by the public. IP Version 4 is the fourth version of Internet Protocol and the first one to be deployed to the public. Updating and installing Internet Protocols are important to the integrity and reliability of your Internet connections.

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  1. Click the "Start" button at the bottom of your desktop screen.

  2. Click on "All Programs." Select "Run" from the Accessories folder.

  3. Type "CMD" in the run dialogue box. The command prompt window will appear.

  4. Type “Netsh Interface ipv4 install” on the command prompt line. Press "Enter."

  5. Restart your computer.

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