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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Creating WiFi Access point on a single interface in Linux

I am trying to create a WiFi hotspot or an access point on my Linux laptop. I am using Opensuse Kde 12.3. I found out a software called hostapd which lets you create hotspot but it requires two ...
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How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on Snow Leopard?

Whenever I go on a network where the DHCP server assigns hostnames then it overrides the settings I've set for my hostname on my Mac in the "Sharing" section of System Preferences. How do I stop this ...
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How access network computers by name

I have a local home network. The computers get IP address from a router via DHCP. So the address are dynamic and change. How can I assign names to computers to be able refer by name? One computer is ...
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How to request a specific IP address from DHCP server?

How to request a specific IP address from DHCP server? This question also touches the topic of DHCP address reservation in a router. Background: My home routers DHCP table only allows to create an ...
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How to force Windows 7 to ask for a “fresh” IP address from DHCP server?

I'm troubleshooting a certain issue with my DHCP configuration, and need my Windows machine to ask for a "fresh" IP address, so I can see which address DHCP server gives by default. When I do ...
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What is the “Alternate Configuration” tab in TCP/IP settings

As I know there is two choice for configuring a computer IP address in the network. Assigning a Static IP or obtaining a dynamic IP from a DHCP server. But what is the Alternate Configuration in ...
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Why do most routers not include local DNS?

I need to change my firewall/router, and I'd prefer something with built-in DNS to resolve queries on the local subnets. I've got a mixed Linux/Windows system, often with only one computer turned on, ...
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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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Unique IP address settings (static/dhcp) per wireless network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically picking network settings based on the wifi network Is this possible in Windows 7? For example, I want to use Static IP A with Network A, DHCP with Network ...
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DHCP Lease time

I have computer connected to internet directly. But once every hour IP changes and I do not want that for sure. How can I set IP lease time for like a year or so? Thank you
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Release/renew IP address via Terminal in OS X

I am looking to release and renew my IP address in OS X 10.4 (Tiger) using Terminal. Essentially, I need the OS X equivalent of Windows': C:\\> ipconfig /release C:\\> ipconfig /renew ...
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Why is Windows' default IP address 169.xx.xx.xx?

My Windows system got an 169.xx.xx.xx IP address the other day, and I fixed the issue, but why did Microsoft chose this address as the default? Why not 1.xx.xx.xx or 255.xx.xx.xx? Did one guy at ...
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Getting 2 IP addresses on one network card, using DHCP

Given: A computer running Linux (CentOS 5.x), one network card connected to LAN switch, a second one to cable modem via crossover cable. This computer acts as a router/firewall/traffic shaper for the ...
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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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How to configure `eth0` to retry `dhclient` when unplugged and replugged?

I'm working on a linux gadget. I want it to get DHCP if I plug in the network cable after it has booted up already or if the network cable unplugged and replugged. One solution is to run a script ...
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Why is my subnet mask 255.255.255.255?

I have a modem which used for internet broadband and I got an IP address in the 'A' class 10.x.x.x and have netmask 255.255.255.255. What does 255.255.255.255 mean exactly? When I try to sniff with ...
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WiFi cannot connect to internet in two router setup

I am struggling to setup my home network. I have the following setup, also shown in the diagram below (sorry for the MS Word screenshot!): My landlord has an ADSL connection, established by Router ...
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What does static DHCP mean? Static Dynamic is confusing

I've found some home wireless routers/ADSL+ modems (ZyXEL 660) talking about Static DHCP, when refering to assosiating a specific MAC to an IP, but still serve the configuration over DHCP. Doesn't ...
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OS X location aware networking

I have a macbook running OS X 10.6.2. I would like to be able to use DHCP when roaming, but automatically switch to a static IP when my macbook is in range of my home router. Right now I must manually ...
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Windows clients not using NTP server provided via DHCP

I have a network consisting mostly of Windows Vista and 7 clients and an Ubuntu server. The server provides both the DHCP and NTP services through dhcp3-server and openntpd. In my dhcpd.conf, the ...
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How to assign a static IP with a linksys WRT54G2?

For all my googleing it appears the best you can do is tell your computer not to use DHCP; I cannot find a way to do this at the Access Point level. EDIT: This is not for port forwarding. This is ...
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Can't get IP on Windows 7 after extensive troubleshooting

My Windows 7 system is not able to pull an IP from my router's DHCP. This just started a few days ago, and I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting. Here's what I've tried in roughly chronological ...
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Can I Chain Two Routers Together Keeping DHCP on Both?

I have read that I can connect a second router by turning off DHCP and NAT, but I want the second router to assign DNS (I'm using it as an access point for my kids, and will use OpenDNS family service ...
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How do I open the dhcp-client log on Windows 7?

Tried searching the web for answers but my google voodoo isn't strong enough.
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Configure Windows Firewall to allow DHCP client and specific remote IPs only

I've configured Windows Firewall in Windows 7 to block all traffic on the public interface, except to certain IP addresses, as described here: http://superuser.com/a/456326/112560 The problem is, this ...
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Pinging own machine returns an IPv6 address instead of IPv4

When I ping my own machine I get an IPv6 address: Reply from fe80::1004:p8f0:9e40:a42c%10: time<1ms Reply from fe80::1004:p8f0:9e40:a42c%10: time<1ms I used to get the IPv4 address (eg. ...
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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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what is the work of dhcp

hi all I am little bit confused about dynamic and static IP concept.What is dhcp and What actually DHCP does.Please provide me some idea about IP,Port and DHCP.
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How to find the IP address of a router

I live in a dorm where many students have setup small wireless networks. There are two of this networks that are very close to my room as the signal is very strong. Our college uses DHCP to assign IP ...
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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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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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How can I determine the IP addresses allocated by DHCP on a router that I'm connected to?

This "router" is not a typical situation. I'm using my phone as a hotspot and can only configure a select number of DHCP options. I can manage the limit on how many devices/clients can use my phone ...
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ad blocking host file, shared to all computers on local network

I currently update my local hosts file with advertising server domain names and direct them to nowhere. Well, almost nowhere. I point them to 127.0.0.1 and I don't have a web service running so it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Could not find DHCP daemon to get information on Belkin G Wifi Router

I am using a Belkin G Wireless Router F5D7234, and i have a DSL connection with only a ethernet cable. So i connected the cable to the Modem port and allowed it to use Dyanmic IP, it worked ...
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2 default gateways, one to 0.0.0.0… with DHCP

A problem that I have here with Windows 7 (RTM) and Windows Vista (SP2), on multiple machines, is that clients get a default gateway of the DHCP server (like they should) but on top of that, also a ...
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Both Public and Private DNS not working. How make it work properly without any conflict

I setup private network so I installed DHCP in one of my server. Now my public network DNS is not working. How can I setup DNS for private network with conflict the public network DNS? DHCP Setup. ...
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Is it possible to hide one's presence from the DHCP client list

I ask because I recently changed my WiFi password after seeing some unfamiliar devices in the DHCP client list. After that, the client list only has familiar names now, but there is still some ...
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TP-Link router sometimes fails to negotiate proper IP address

I'm trying to fix the WiFi connection of a family member. They get their internet from a cable modem. The modem is connected to a device that looks like a small Ethernet switch. This switch is ...
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How to change the dhcp range alloted through ICS in Windows 7 to 192.168.1.x range?

I have set up Internet Connection Sharing in my Windows 7 laptop. Currently the IP range alloted for ICS clients from DHCP is in the range of 192.168.137.x. I am not able to find a way to change the ...
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dhcpd not processing broadcast DHCPDISCOVER

My DHCP server is handling two subnets. The first subnet is all host -> fixed-address sets for known hardware. The second subnet has a pool set up to handle virtual machines in a vCenter. Now, if ...
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dhcp.lease showing strange entries

lease 172.16.0.174 { starts 2 2011/11/22 10:23:11; ends 3 2011/11/23 10:23:11; binding state active; next binding state free; hardware ethernet 6c:50:4d:0e:c8:c0; uid ...
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Linux NetworkManager can't connect

I have a Linksys WRT54G wlan router set up as an access point. It's connected via cable to our main router (and DHCP server) which connects to the net. The cable connection indicator light is on, on ...