By | April 27, 2019


The Term DHCP stands for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a protocol which is used by the internet services provider to provide the IP Addresses to the devices. In the local networks, the routers also use this protocol to provide the IP Addresses ( to the devices. The IP Addresses provided using this protocol are known as the Dynamic IP Addresses. These IP Addresses keeps changing after the lease time expires for the device. It has various benefits in the local area networks. In this article, we will discuss the details of the Dynamic Host Configuration protocol in detail. Thus the users must check the article carefully.


Working of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

There is the various process which consists of the allocation of IP Addresses using this protocol. It is a process which takes place between the client & server. Here the client is the device & the server is router or ISP. The processes are given below.

  1. Discovery: When a device connects with the internet, the device sends a discovery command to the router or ISP.
  2. Offer: Now the ISP or the router will send a offer command to the device which will have the available IP Addresses & the subnet mask.
  3. Request: This command will be sent by the device to the ISP or router which will have the IP Address & subnet mask requirement details.
  4. Acknowledge: It is the final stage of working of the protocol. In this command, the router or the ISP will send the Packet to the device which will provide the device with the requested IP Address.

How to enable DHCP on the Router?

The network admins can easily enable the protocol on the routers. They must follow the procedure as given below to enable this protocol.

  • Open the admin panel of the router or check Admin Login
  • Npw go to the network settings.
  • Click on DHCP & then on enable.
  • The router will now reboot to activate DHCP protocol.

If the users still have issues they must let us know about the issues.

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