User:Erbingha/Windows 2000/XP

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What is DHCP?

DHCP stands for "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol".

Why do we use it?

DHCP's purpose is to enable individual computers on an IP network to extract their configurations from a server (the 'DHCP server'). These servers have been primed with your computers ethernet address and await a request for an IP. The overall purpose of this is to reduce the work necessary to administer a large IP network. We don't then need to manually change each of your computers network information each time we change or adjust our backbone.

The following is a guide to setting up your Windows 2000/XP machine to DHCP:

1. First you need to have registered your computer with us. If you haven't already done so, just click on the Registration link on the main Wolftech page.

2. You should right click on the My Network Places icon on your desktop and select Properties.

3. Then right click on Local Area Connection and once again click Properties.

4. Next click on Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) so that it is highlighted and click on the Properties Button.

5. You should make sure the the buttons labeled Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are checked.

6. Next click on the Advanced Button and click on the DNS tab.

7. Make sure the box labeled Register this connection's address in DNS button is UNCHECKED.

8. Next click on the WINS tab. Make sure the buttons labeled Enable LMHOSTS lookup and Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP are checked.

9. Then click OK in any windows that may be open and you are finished.

Jason Doss