What Is DHCP Relating to ISP or Router?

  • In simple terms, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) determines if an IP is static or dynamic. The length of time for an assigned IP address by the DHCP.

    The server controls the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A router can be a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server, and on most home networks, serves this purpose.

    Since the word dynamic is in the term can cause confusion. To clarify, a static IP can be assigned with DHCP enabled. Most importantly, with DHCP enabled means it is letting the DHCP server assign the computers IP.

    Know more: how does DHCP work?

    A true Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server (not your Linksys router) gives the LAN Admin a ton of control with IP address assignment and IP address management (IPAM).

    For example, have you ever print to a network printer? Moreover, do you ever wonder how that printer keeps its network assignment? Each network device has a MAC address. The LAN administrator can assign a static IP at the server to a specific MAC address. This allows the network printer to always get the same IP even after it reboots and without assigning the IP at the printer. Therefore, by printing the network configuration at the printer, it will determine whether or not the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is enabled and how the IP is assigned.