How to Enable DHCP in Windows 10/8/7


You router can be a DHCP server. How to enable DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) on a router? Here are detailed steps to enable DHCP in Windows 10/8/7, applied to Cisco, Netgear, Fortigate, Dlink, Gateway, Huawei, Juniper, Linksys and other brand routing devices.

Enable DHCP in Windows 10/8.1/8

To enable DHCP in Windows 10, do the following steps:

Step 1. Click Start and then click Settings.

Step 2. Click Network & Internet and then Wi-Fi.

Step 3. Click Manage known networks and select your network and then click Properties.

Step 4. Under IP assignment, click Edit.

Step 5. Under Edit IP settings, select Automatic (DHCP).

Note: When you select Automatic (DHCP), the IP address settings and DNS server address setting are set automatically by your router or other access point (recommended).

Enable DHCP in Windows 8.1/8

To enable DHCP in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, take these steps:

Step 1. Click Start, and type “view network connections” in the search box, and then click View network connections.

Step 2. Right-click on your network connection name and click Properties.

Step 3. Select the Networking tab.

Step 4. Under This connection uses the following items, select either Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then select Properties.

Step 5. Click Obtain an IP address automatically or Obtain an IPv6 address automatically.

Step 6. Click OK.

Enable DHCP in Windows 7

Step 1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.

Step 2. Type “adapter” in the search box.

Step 3. Under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

Step 4. Find your network connection name and right-click on it.

Step 5. Click Properties.

Step 6. Click Networking.

Step 7. Under This connection uses the following items, select either Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then select Properties.

Step 8. Click Obtain an IP address automatically or Obtain an IPv6 address automatically.

Step 9. Click OK.

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