How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10? – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a service that allocates IP address, DNS address, gateway IP address, and subnet mask to all computers on the network.
How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10?
How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10?
How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10? It’s very easy the process to enable DHCP on Windows 10. DHCP allows the computer to receive the necessary information on the network from a master computer or router. These computers on the network can configure as static IP. However, if you have more than one computer, it will be difficult to give individual IP address, DNS address, and so on.
Once DHCP configured, the settings are automatically assigned to each computer to add to the network. Nowadays, with the increase of wireless devices, manual setting of these settings will be a really difficult task. After you configure these settings on the ADSL modem you are using at home or in your office, you can get the settings automatically without having to set it up again.
If necessary to give another example the topic to enable DHCP on Windows 10, the Wifi password is asked by ADSL modem when you want to connect any Wifi network. After you typed in the Wifi password, you need to the Ip address and DNS address to able to connect the mobile phones.
If you configure the DHCP settings on the Adsl Wifi Router for a time, you can ensure that users have these addresses automatically. Mobile phones can configure manually. However, users who do not have the ability to make advanced settings can have difficulty. For this reason, DHCP settings must do absolutely.
How to clear Windows DNS cache? For the answer to the question, you can read the topic called “How to Clear DNS Cache Windows 10?“
How DHCP Works?
After the title called “How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10?”, Let’s answer the question called “How DHCP works?”. Firstly, we must know this information to enable DHCP on Windows 10. There are 4 steps performed on the DHCP backplane. These steps are DHCP Discover, DHCP Offer, DHCP Request, and DHCP ACK. These 4 steps occur between the DHCP server and the DHCP client.
Let’s explain these steps;
These steps apply after the process to enable DHCP on Windows 10.
DHCP discover sends a discover message in the network environment the first time the computer is turned on. This message explains whether there is a DHCP server on the network. If you have a DHCP server, the computer tells the DHCP server that I need an IP address.
When DHCP offer sends a computer Discover message in the network environment, the DHCP offer message is received by the DHCP server. Then, the DHCP server looks at the database and identifies a suitable IP address for the computer. This IP address is transmitted to the computer via the DHCP offer message. If the computer, ie the DHCP client, confirms this message, it will get the IP address.
The computer sending the DHCP offer message will send a DHCP request message to the DHCP server again. The computer informs you that you have confirmed the IP address with this message. In summary, it accepts IP address.
When the DHCP request message is transmitted to the DHCP server, the DHCP server sends the IP address, DNS IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and WINS information along with the computer ack message.
Enabling ADSL Modem DHCP Server Feature
After we explain the title called “How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10?”, let’s take a look at the DHCP settings of ADSL Router. The procedure to enable the Router DHCP Server feature is a few steps. In fact, the DHCP server enables by default on the ADSL Router. However, if it disables for any reason, you can enable this setting. These settings are usually enabled in the Modem DHCP settings.
To enable the DHCP server on the TP-Link 8980 ADSL Router, first, enter the default gateway IP address of your web browser and press the Enter key. Then, click DHCP server option.
If the DHCP server is disabled, click Enable to enable the DHCP server.
You need to configure the ADSL Router to enable DHCP on Windows 10. After the DHCP server is enabled, you can determine which IP addresses are to be distributed on the 192.168.1.0 network. In the following image, the range from 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199 is set to be assigned. Once you have entered the DNS addresses, save the settings.
If you look at the IP addresses assigned by the DHCP server, you can see that the mobile phone of Android is receiving the address 192.168.1.100 IP.
What is a Domain Name Server (DNS)? How to change DNS in Windows 10? You can find the answer to your questions on the topic “How to Change DNS on Windows 10?“
How to Activate DHCP Windows 10?
Windows 10 DHCP activation is done from the network and sharing center settings. As a result of Windows 10 DHCP activation, Windows 10 or any operating system will automatically obtain the IP address from the DHCP server.
You can apply the Windows 10 DHCP activation process by following the steps below.
The first step in activating Windows 10 DHCP is to open the network and share center. You can reach the network and share center right after clicking on the Wireless icon, as shown in the image below.
Click on the WiFi card or Ethernet card you are connected to. The wifi status window will open.
After the Wifi Status window opens, click the Properties button. The WiFi properties window will open.
Select the IPv4 option in the WiFi Properties window to enable DHCP on Windows 10 and click the Properties button.
In the image below, the settings are set to static. You can enter the IP address you want statically. From the DHCP server, we can enable the DHCP server in this screen to receive the IP address and other features.
Select the option in the below image to enable DHCP on Windows 10. After selecting the Automatically set Ip address option, the Set DNS server automatically option will be active.
We have set the IP settings so that they are automatically retrieved from the DHCP server. Click the OK button to save the settings.
It is completed the process to enable DHCP on Windows 10. After registering the settings, click on the WiFi card and then click on the Details button in the pop-up window to see the IP address and DHCP server activated from the DHCP server.
Does not the Windows 10 display language change? If so, you can read the topic called “How to Change System Language Windows 10?“
What Happens When DHCP Is Closed?
As you can see, it is very easy to enable DHCP on Windows 10. DHCP settings must be configured correctly. When the DHCP server is disabled, computers on the network can not automatically obtain an IP address. If there are 150-200 computers in a network environment, the DHCP server must be activated. Otherwise, manually inputting the IP address and other information takes a lot of time.
If DHCP is turned off, you will need to manually enter the IP address, another response, in the case of what happens. In the above image, you see statically assigned IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS IP addresses. Entering this information in a network environment with 200 computers will cause both long time and complexity.
How to find a forgotten Wifi password? To find the Wifi passwords you have forgotten, check out the the topic called “How to Find Wifi Password on Windows 10?“
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How to Enable DHCP on Windows 10? – After enabling the Router DHCP Server feature, we performed Windows 10 DHCP activation. You can find answers to questions such as how to resolve a DHCP problem, DHCP not enabled, DHCP activation, and so on. Also, Modem DHCP settings may vary from brand to brand.