Unable to connect W8 workstation to Local Network

I'm having trouble connting a windows 8 workstation to an existing network. This is a new site for me and the network appears to use static IP's, LM Host lookup rather than dhcp which I'm more familiar with configuring a WS for.

I've upgraded the WS to Pro and have found where the network settings are made (new to W8 as well, great huh?). I've filled in the ip address using the setting of the workstation that is being replaced. How am I doing so far? After setting this including the dns and wins I rebooted but it had about 32 updates pending so I left it there until I return today. Ths IP's are 192.68.xx.xx's that connect to one server on one domain. Tried to join the domain before configuring the IP stuff but that failed stating that to network card was not configured, hah, no kidding. Anyway any tips or advise would me appreciated. I've getting to the screens I need by typing in at the start screen "network" or "cmd", etc. Any easier way? What about the Windows 7 shells that I can download, thoughts on that?


Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Type in ncpa.cpl  at start screen. That will bring you right to the network adapter/network connections settings. Hope this tip help you in some way.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
reredokIT ConsultantCommented:
You mean 192.168.x.x?
Use Netsh quick 'n' dirty

bjbrownAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies, I have been successful in joining the computer to the domain however I'm getting a "limited access" message that allows connection to the server but unable to get out to the internet. Ideas?

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 8

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.