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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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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How do I gracefully fall back to AutoIP when there is no DHCP service available?

I am developing an embedded device based on Linux and Busybox, and trying to make it adaptable to different network configurations. I want to: 1- At boot time, if there is no DHCP reply, use an ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 machine not pulling DHCP-issued address

Not sure where to go on this one. netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset did not help. If I set a static IP on the machine, it communicates fine. But it won't pull a DHCP address. Here's where ...
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How to only obtain information from DHCP server without applying it on Linux [duplicate]

If I do dhclient eth1, it obtains the information (IP address, router, DNS, etc.) and applies it to routing table, /etc/resolv.conf and so on. How to only get and print the information from DHCP ...
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Laptop kicks other users off the wifi when it connects, then gets disconnected itself

I've got an Acer Aspire One running Linux. When I connect to my building's wifi, everything seems fine for a short period of time (I can google a few things or start downloading an Apt package), but ...
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Two DHCP interfaces asigned to two default gateways to OS

I have a Ubuntu box that has two networking interfaces (eth0 and wlan0). They are both configured for DHCP in /etc/network/interfaces, but they both assign a default gateway: /etc/network/interfaces ...
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Change IP based on AP

I connect to 8 different Access Points, each with a separate subnet and each location does not allow DHCP. I want my computer to change my IP address to an assigned IP address per location based on ...
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dhclient overwriting resolv.conf

I'm setting up virtual dev environments and I want the hostname.domain to be something specific, eg- "barney.local". However my /etc/resolv.conf file keeps getting nuked because i'm using DHCP. I ...
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How do I configure Windows 7 to get its timezone from DHCP?

The DHCP protocol supports setting the time zone and the Windows DHCP Server implements this feature. The time zone on my company laptop (a member of a Windows domain) never changes when I connect to ...
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How do I PXE Boot Only when I want it to without user intervention?

I would like to setup a PXE environment where I can re-image machines remotely without any user intervention. Only problem is when the re-imaging is completed it will do the re-imaging again and again ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 server is not retaining a static IP address

I recently setup a linux box running Ubuntu 8.04 (to match another server with 8.04). I need to insure that this box has a static IP address and I changed /etc/network/interfaces to set up the static ...
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cannot renew ip unable to contact dhcp server

Hey all, I'm trying to switch up a home network from one computer (XP Service Pack 2) directly connected to via a modem to 2 computers (adding a Macbook) connecting through a router. The Macbook is ...
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How to assign multiple IP addresses to a single computer?

The dhcp ip range is 192.168.0.255/24. I wanted my computer to get multiple ip addresses from this dhcp. So I can have multiple connections through different ip addresses with just a single computer! ...
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How to retain a unique IP on a client with a static IP in a DHCP subnet?

When I say DHCP subnet I mean that the clients are intended to receive their network configuration via DHCP, not statically. Let's observe the following situation: I set up an IP address ...
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dhcp option 252 what is it?

All over the internet I see example of how to set up dhcpd with WAPD proxy auto configuration using DHCP. In the /etc/dhcpd.conf file There are statements like this. option wpad code 252; ...
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How to run a DHCP Server on Windows XP? [closed]

How can I create a DHCP server in a Windows XP environment?
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What does asterisk meant in route command

I have two network interfaces present in two different subnets and are configured as DHCP. When I run route command I am getting following output with asterisk in Gateway. What is the meaning of it? ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 gets wrong IP address from wireless router

My Mac OS X system is mostly getting the wrong ip address from any router. It gets an IP address starting with 169.254.59.233, when it should be getting a good, old 192.168.1.5 or something. Does ...
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Static DNS + DHCP-ed IP in Windows?

I change wifi networks a couple times a day. Obviously they have different DHCP settings, and I always use dynamic ip resolving. However, I want to have the same (say, OpenDNS') static nameservers in ...
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Does the DHCP server know about static IP addresses?

I have a simple setup up at home with a vendor provided ADSL router and a few home devices I connect to it to connect to the outside world. I would like one of my devices to have a static internal IP ...
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In OS X, how can I prepend 127.0.0.1 to the list of DNS servers obtained through DHCP?

I am trying to use dnsmasq to resolve certain known domains using its configuration, but let the rest of the requests go through to the normal DNS server assigned by DHCP. I cannot get this to work. ...
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How can I tell DD-WRT DHCP to assign same IP to the same device?

I installed DD-WRT mini image on my router. I have a board that gets rebooted a lot(development device). It is very frustrating that my board keeps getting different addresses every couple of reboots. ...
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How to disable disclosing a computer name to a network?

I don't use (I've disabled it by normal means and blocked the ports with personal a firewall) Windows Networking (CIFS aka NetBIOS aka SMB etc), but my PC has a name as it seems to be mandatory in ...
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Preventing other DHCP devices to distribute false IP addresses in a network

First of all, I'm no network administrator and have not much experience with networking, so if anything is unclear, please say so. In a dormitory, every room has 1 LAN port. Some people prefer to use ...
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What is the difference between ARP binding and DHCP address reservation?

In my TL-WR1043ND I have these functionalities and both of them pair an IP address to a MAC address. What is the difference? I red that the ARP one is there for security reasons, others say it is for ...
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IP Conflicts via DHCP on Home Network & Multiple Router Setup

I currently have a Netgear ADSL modem/router connected to the telephone master socket, which has DHCP enabled. I then have a wired connection to an Apple Time Capsule in Bridge Mode, which is a ...
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How can I know the DHCP settings offered by a server?

I want to debug a router that is giving strange DHCP settings, but I don't know how to check it without having to make my system take all the configurations. Isn't there a utility that returns all ...
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DHCP Reservation vs Mac address filtering. Are they the same security?

I am able to give an ip address to a wired/wireless device based on the mac address. Other automatic DHCP is turned off. Is this as effective as a security measure as MAC filtering? It just seems ...
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Using Macbook pro ethernet as a DHCP server

I'm developing an arduino project with an Ethernet shield. In order to simulate that the arduino is connected to a router i simply want to make the Macbook act as a DHCP server and give the IP to the ...
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Automate static and DHCP switch

Is it possible to automate switching the DHCP and Static IP usage for a specified interface in Win7? I have an AP connected to an other and when the other AP goes offline it does not give my PC an ...
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Is there a reason to manually set an IP vs setting DHCP to assign a specific IP?

I'm running on a DDWRT'd (Linksys) router. I want to have static IPs on a few of my machines for port forwarding and tracing. I'm wondering if there are any benefits to one method over the other -- ...
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Change default DNS server in Arch Linux

I'm in Viet Nam and most social websites (Facebook, Twitter and the likes - even reddit) are blocked by the ISP DNS server. I tried to change the DNS server of my Arch box using the resolv.conf file, ...
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Can you manually assign IP address that is out of the DHCP range?

If I setup a router/modem to have DHCP range of 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.50, How do I manually assign one of the machines an IP address out of that range - eg. 10.0.0.51? I need to do this so that I can ...
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Can no longer reach DHCP server

I've read some of the other DHCP questions here, but my problem is a little different. I have a home laptop that has been working fine for ages. I brought my work laptop home at the weekend to finish ...
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How make static local ip for server on OS X, Airport Extreme

In my other question, I was trying to set up my mac as a server, and the thing they suggested after is setting it to a static local ip outside of the DHCP range so I could port forward to that and it ...
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Do my other local computers need a static IP when I use port forwarding?

If I change my main computer to static and port forward to get a server hosted, does that mean that I need to change the rest of the laptops and computer on the network to static to get them to ...
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Difference between configuring DHCP and starting service

On http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee441263(v=ws.10).aspx, it says to configure and start DHCP on server core, do the following: At a command prompt, type: sc config dhcpserver start= ...
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How can i keep an entry in my routing table, even when the associated interface goes down?

I have a linux box set up as my internet router. I have the eth0 interface connected to the lan, and the eth1 interface connected to a pppoa modem and configured with dhcp to my public ip. Due to ...
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DHCP server which only configures default gateway

I have static ip's assigned to my machines, but no default routes. I want to send only the default gateways via a dhcp server. Is that possible?
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Find out dhcp assigned gateway and dns settings in Linux (CentOS)

How to find the gateway and DNS IPs in a DHCP configured network in CentOS? I'm using CentOS installed in vmware using NAT connection and I want to make the ip static.
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Running two wireless networks, with two different DHCP ranges (Virgin Media superhub woes)

I'm trying to create two wireless networks in my house, that would provide the client devices different ip address ranges and DNS settings, depending on which network they connect to. My current ...
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Accesing internet with Host-Only network VirtualBox

I have two VMs in my VirtualBox. Both are FreeBSD and should communicate between each other. I have created network with DHCP enabled and set like this: Server Address 10.10.10.1 Server Mask ...