What is DHCP, what is it for and how to activate it?

What is DHCP and what is it for? , I’m sure you’ve reached MrAppsGeek to find the answer to this question. Well, let me tell you that you have arrived at the site indicated below, we will explain what it is about, its operation and how to activate and deactivate it easily and quickly .

DHCP What is it and what is it for?

When we connect a PC to the Internet , all we need is a cable or simply a WiFi adapter that connects to the relevant Network. In this way we will have a fast connection in an instant. The DHCP protocol is in charge of facilitating the automatic connection of this process by assigning IP addresses automatically, in this way the connection to our router will be practically instantaneous. However, we can also disable the DHCP protocol , in this case we must manually include the IP to connect to our Internet service as we will see later.

How do I know if DHCP is enabled?

You may be wondering how can I know if I have the DHCP protocol enabled? Knowing it is very simple, we just have to use the following quick keyboard shortcut :

  • Windows + X

And in the WinX menu we select Windows PowerShell .

Once inside Windows PowerShell we write the following:

  • ipconfig /all

And we press ENTER , we will look for a section that says DHCP enabled , in the case of putting YES , we will have it active.

DHCP Is Not Enabled How Do I Activate It ?

In the case of being deactivated I will tell you the necessary steps to activate it easily and quickly .

Where Do I Find DHCP On My PC?

The first thing we must do is go to “Start” and enter “Cortana” .

Once inside we will write “Control Panel” .

Now we enter where it says “View the Status and Network Tasks” .

In this section we will go to where we have the Wifi network adapter and click on it.

How to configure DHCP in Windows 10

A window will open in which we can see the “Wifi Status” , we will look at the bottom right and select the “Properties” tab .

Now in Wifi properties we must find the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” , we will click on it twice

DCHP How is it enabled ?

To activate this protocol we must have the following options active:

  • Obtain an IP address automatically.
  • Get DNS server address automatically.

Once selected, we click on apply changes and accept.

How is it deactivated?

To disable the DCHP protocol we must leave the corresponding boxes active:

  • Use the following IP.
  • Use the following DNS server addresses.

Obviously we will have to manually write the required IPs and DNS .

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