The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used to automatically configure IP addresses for any devices that are connected to a network.
It involves clients and a server operating in a client-server model. In a typical personal home local area network, the server is a router while the clients are personal computers, smartphones, or printers.
It is a great protocol that will automatically assign an available IP address to a computer within a LAN, thus, the network administrator does not have to do it manually.
Quick solutions to apply for DHCP and network issues
- Unable to contact DHCP server error [Ipconfig /Renew]
- Computer is stuck on 169 IP address [detailed guide]
- Can’t change static IP address & DNS server Windows 10
If you are a network administrator or just want to know more about how to fix Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and DHCP common errors, don’t hesitate to visit our Network & Internet section.