Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; allows computers on the same network to automatically obtain unique IP addresses and other network configuration parameters.

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My Very Own DHCP Server

My home network is as follows: Cable modem for internet, connected to a wireless router, multiple clients connected over the wireless network. My wireless router has a builtin DHCP server that assigns ...
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Setup Linksys WRT54G to use modem`s DHCP server

i cant figure out how to set Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router to use modem`s DHCP server. My network scheme is like this: [COMCAST MODEM] <=> [HUB] | | [LINKSYS] ...
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Which server is selected by the client if it receives Offer from 2 DHCP servers at a time?

Which server's IP address is selected if the client receives the Offer from 2 DHCP servers (on different subnet) at a time? I searched Google and the answer I got is: which Offer comes first will be ...
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How to get both IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic address

Running dhclient gets me an IPv4 address. Running dhclient -6 gets me an IPv6 address. And the man page says you can't combine v4 and v6. So how to get both v4 and v6 addresses at the same time?
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Linux/CentOS how to permanent inititate DHCP Client any reboot?

In my CentOS, i need to run dhclient -v command at every time i start/reboot the server. How to make this permanent please?
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dhclient configures /etc/resolv.conf with invalid entry

I'm trying to figure out why running dhclient on my interface sets /etc/resolv conf to the ip number of my gateway(router). This entry is invalid and each and every time causes inability to resolve ...
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Reserve DHCP slots for certian users?

My company has alot of outside suppliers and contractors who need access to our wifi network. Currently, we only allow DHCP to hand out 20 addresses for our quest Wifi network. This typically fill up ...
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Default to Static IP when no DHCP is found

I've setup a DHCP server on one of my centos boxes, and I have several computers that are going to connect (also centos) and hopefully make use of the DHCP. On start-up I'd like to check whether a ...
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How does DHCP distribute or choose which IP to give within the scope?

There is something strange happening with my OpenWrt firmware. The scope for my DHCP is 100 to 250 in the 192.168.1.* range but the first IP it gave is 192.168.1.189. Is there any reason it started ...
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Does it make sense having a separate DHCP server

I used to use Amahi, and Amahi by default has a built-in DHCP and DNS servers switched on. Now, I removed Amahi, and am assembling my own home server using Ubuntu server. My setup: an ADSL modem / ...
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dnsmasq without altering /etc/hosts file manually

I've trying to get dnsmasq working as a combined dns and dhcp server. It's infuriating so far... In short, the DNS works fine for anything added to /etc/hosts, and the dhcp works fine, but the dhcp is ...
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Linux - use dhcp again to get IP

I had statically set my ip in Linux using: sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.blah.blah Now I want it to go back to using DHCP to assign the IP. How do I do that? This is what I see when I run dhclient ...
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Does exists a software that act as DHCP service?

I need to configure a network made by a simple old hub with 24-ports a server and some clients. Both clients and server has Windows XP or later. If all clients has the DCHP service enabled does ...
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Cannot reach the computer in WAN

I wanted to split the internet connection in my room. And my brother also wanted a better wifi accessability. So we bought a router (NETGEAR JWNR2010v5). All we wanted works great, good wifi. I have ...
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Can a broken ethernet cable give link but no ip?

I'm just wondering what the structure is here. Can an ethernet cable give link and seemingly work fine, but cause problems with DHCP traffic between two nodes? One part of me is thinking that link ...
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Using multiple interfaces on a RHEL5.5 x64 machine

I am trying to use a statically-assigned address on one interface (eth1) of a server and have a dhcp-assigned address on another interface (eth2) on the same subnet (172.17.11.0/24). When I setup a ...
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DHCP IP address have access to the internet but static IP address don't behind a router

I have three PCs 192.168.1.100 (DHCP) 192.168.1.101 (DHCP) 192.168.1.113 (Static) One router (SMC SMC8014WN) 192.168.1.1 The .100 and .101 both have access to the internet. The .113 does ...
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Is an RDNSS or DHCPv6 server allowed to distribute a link-local IP address as DNS server?

And if so, how is this supposed to work? Is the client supposed to attach the interface identifier himself, based on the interface the assignment came through?
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Router issues IP but Laptop does not accept?

I was having issues with my older Linksys wireless router and decided to upgrade to a Linksys E3000. However, after upgrading, I still have the same issues. What happens is that I will be connected ...
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Connect to host by name using a Linksys wrt54g as my router and dhcp server

I have a Linksys WRT54G router at my house. How do I enable/perform connect-by-name on my network (like "kitchen" and "musicbox") on Windows XP, Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), and Mac clients? Sometimes ...
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Specific ip settings for different wifi access points

I have a situation where I want to connect a tablet to two different networks, not simultaneously but switching from one to the other (and at different locations). The tablet is running on Windows ...
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How can I override comcast's wonky DNS settings in the router resolv.conf?

Whenever I connect my laptop to my Xfinity router (TC8305C), it writes wonky settings into my resolv.conf. Rather than completely hard-codinging the settings on my laptop, can I override the settings ...
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Is it possible to use DHCP to obtain default gateway and DNS server only?

I have a few VMs which I want to keep with static IP addresses. However, I run those on my laptop and frequently connect to different networks which use different default gateway and different DNS ...
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No IP address given to router until after cloning MAC address from another computer

This problem had me occupied most of the day until I finally solved it just a little while ago. Unfortunately I still don't understand why the problem surfaced in the first place or why my final ...
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Can't ping network machines by hostname when behind wireless router on university network (only IP)

I have a TP-LINK wireless router (TL-WR340G) that is connected to my university LAN via an Ethernet cable (which assigns a dynamic IP address to each device connected). My Windows 7 computer is behind ...
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Windows XP Internet Issue

I'm trying to fix a computer running XP for a friend, and it is being a pain. It is on the same wifi as this Mac I'm using to type this. It says it is connected and the signal strength is excellant. ...
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LinkSys wireless router failing DHCP

I have a home network that has an ActionTec Router/DSL Modem plugged into the phone line, with my desktop computer plugged into it. I also have a LinkSys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router plugged ...
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Trouble setting up DHCP with WRN2000v2 and GS108 network switch

I have the GS108 Netgear 8 port Gigabit network switch and the WRN2000v2 Netgear wireless router. The problem I am having is that anything conneted through the Gigabit switch is not being assigned an ...
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How to set the hostname according to the DNS name on Ubuntu 9.10?

Motivation I have to manage a lot of virtual machines that I create by copying a template (VmWare image). Problem Now I have the problem that in the template the file /etc/hostname contains a given ...
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How do I add wireless-router to existing VPN-router>DHCP-server network?

Our office just acquired a Cisco/Linksys RVL200 VPN Router for use as our primary router. We handle DHCP serving via dhcpd on a Debian server. I want to enable wireless access to our network. We have ...
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Forward ports to the same computer even when the IP changes due to DHCP with D-link wireless router

I have a PC connected directly to a wireless router D-LINK WBR-1310, and I use port forwarding to that PC so I can connect to it via SSH remotely. However, I use the built in DHCP to manage IP ...
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Windows 7 Default Gateway problem

I have a strange problem (or at least seems strange to me) the below are IP configurations for two laptops on my home network which consists of a main router 192.168.11.1 and a connected wireless ...
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How can the DHCP routers option work if it's my own IP address?

I'm setting up a T-Mobile USB 4G data modem on Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not making sense of the DHCP lease that T-Mobile gives me. Specifically, the value of the "option routers" is identical to the ...
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Prevent Windows Server 2012 from using DHCP-provided default gateway? [migrated]

How can I prevent Windows Server 2012's local network connection from using the default gateway provided by a DHCP server? I do not control the DHCP server so the solution must be implemented on the ...
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How to automate running the dhclient for wwan0?

in Linux Mint 17 I have to run sudo dhclient every time I connect and disconnect to/from the Internet using a mobile broadband dongle, because otherwise the connection is declared active but when I ...
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Removed VirtualBox DHCP still offers addresses. Why? How can I make it stop?

I have VirtualBox installed on a Windows 8 host. I was using the VirtualBox DHCP server for a while, but now I'm trying to switch over to a DHCP server installed on one of the guests. The VirtualBox ...
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Will Windows renew IP address sometime after “ipconfig /release”?

On a Windows 2000 PC, I did a "ipconfig /release" to disconnect it from the network. After about 6 hours, I checked it again and it was still disconnected. But then about 17 hours after that, I ...
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Systemd-networkd: How can I prepend a static nameserver entry to DHCP-discovered nameservers?

I'm using systemd 213 on Arch Linux, and systemd-networkd/resolved with DHCP to connect to the internet. I'm also running a caching DNS server on 127.0.0.1. I'd like to make this server the first DNS ...
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Windows failing to renew IP lease

Approximately a month ago I started experiencing a minor, but frustrating problem: my internet connection would drop for several seconds every two hours. My quick investigation showed that these ...
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How to load test a DHCP Server? [closed]

I basically want to test how many client requests my DHCP server can handle.Is there a simulator available to load test a DHCP server running on Ubuntu 12.10?
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Detect network clients connect and disconnect

I have a linux gateway/server, which sharing PPPoE internet connection between network users. Seeking for a proper way to detect when network clients are connected to and disconnected from the ...
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Can't connect to server when router is unplugged

So I have a network here where all computers are connected to a switch, including a local server. The router is connected to the switch which supplies the internet. It is also the DHCP server. Does it ...
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DDNS in BIND9 with custom records

I have BIND9 and DHCP configured to communicate with each other for providing DDNS in my network but I need to also setup custom records as some machines need to respond to more than one hostname. ...
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Two access points with same SSID, loosing connectivity on mobile devices

I have two access points, with the same SSID, same security mode (WPA/WPA2), operating at different channels (1 and 6). I have set the first of them (192.168.1.1) to operate as a DHCP server, while ...
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Using BT Business Hub 3 with separate DNS server

We have a BT Business Hub 3 in our office to connect to the internet. We are a web development company and we have internal servers in our office that we want to be able to access from mobile phones ...
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WRT54G router with tomato firmware doesn't connect to internet if Windows 8 PC is suspended

This problem began occurring within the past couple of days, and to my knowledge I made no changes to any hardware or to my network layout. I have a Windows 8 PC connected to a gigabit switch (D-Link ...
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Telephone Server, Telephones, Printers, PCs & Servers on Individual VLAN's, DHCP clashing

Stuck at work tonight with a big issue. As a requirement for being taken over by a corporation we have been asked to stop using a firewall (juniper ssg-140) to separate our telephone system from the ...
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Reliable cross-platform way of determining hostname from IP address

Within the DHCP table of a router, clients that have sent their network name are listed with IP and MAC addresses. I need a way to get the host names that clients have sent. The router does not store ...
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Correct usage of Windows Server on network?

I have two routers, one with dhcp turned on and the other with it off. this is a functioning home network. Now, I am trying to integrate into it a windows server. Should the windows server be doing ...
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Failed to connect to server: The requested address is a broadcast address, but the appropriate flag was not set

My server IP address starts with 128.xxx.xxx.xxx and my laptop gets its address as a DHCP and is of the for 10.254.xxx.xxx I configured the server to look for my laptop and when I start the server it ...