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How to configure your PC to use DHCP
Short for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for assigning dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network. With dynamic addressing, a device can have a different IP address every time it connects to the network. In some systems, the device's IP address can even change while it is still connected. DHCP also supports a mix of static and dynamic IP addresses.
Dynamic addressing simplifies network administration because the software keeps track of IP addresses rather than requiring an administrator to manage the task. This means that a new computer can be added to a network without the hassle of manually assigning it a unique IP address. Many ISPs use dynamic IP addressing for dial-up users.
Step 1: Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Step 2: In the Control Panel, double click the Network Connections icon.
Step 3: Right-click on your network connection and select Properties.
Step 4: In the Local Area Connection Properties window, select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and then click on Properties.
Step 5: Under the General tab, make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected.
Click OK and then click OK again.
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