DHCP Discovery: Desktop Tool

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What is DHCP Discovery?

A DHCP server is a network server that automatically provides and assigns IP addresses, default gateways and other network parameters to devices.

A DHCP Server relies on the standard Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol or DHCP protocol to respond to device broadcast queries.

A DHCP server automatically assigns the IP address to devices to communicate/connect on the network. Without a DHCP server, the network administrator must manually set up every device that joins the network. DHCP servers usually assign each device a unique dynamic IP address, which changes when the device’s lease for that IP address has expired.

DHCP provides:

  • Reliable IP address configuration
  • Reduced network administration

How to use the DHCP discovery tool

The DHCP Discovery tool help you to find IPV4 DHCP Servers on your network interfaces and see the information they offer in response to a DHCP_DISCOVER query. Use this tool to discover DHCP servers and investigate and solve device connectivity issues.

To use the DHCP discovery tool:

  • Open Fing Desktop
  • Click the Tools tab on the left sidebar
  • Click the DHCP Discovery widget under the heading Troubleshoot your network
  • Click Refresh at the top right of the page

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