DHCP/static routers

March 3, 2010 at 06:00:13
Specs: Windows XP
How do I know whether I have a DHCP enabled router or a static router?

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March 3, 2010 at 06:33:48

What router do you have, and do you mean a Integrated Services Router? typically means that includes a built in layer 2 switch, access point, dhcp etc.

Most ISR's have built in DHCP relay agents these days, and if you can connect to the router without manually entering TCP/IP information and surf the internet, then DHCP is taking place.

Lee Cook

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March 3, 2010 at 06:55:01
Go to a command prompt and type ipconfig /all

The information there will tell you if you are using DHCP or not.

The literal answer to your question is to read the manual.


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March 3, 2010 at 17:43:05
There are two sides to the router I suspect you are talking about. One side connects to your ISP. The other side connects to your lan or computer(s). Each side could have static or dynamic IP addressing.

You can normally access the router by some IP address or web name in a browser. In the settings pages you can find out how it is configured.

If you need more help repost the question but add in the make and model of the router and which side you need to know about.

ipconfig will only tell you what you your computer is set to.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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