How to Enable DHCP on Router? Know the Simplest Way

How to Enable DHCP on Router? Know the Simplest Way

March 6, 2019 ROUTER 0

In this age of advanced technology, the number of people who love to stay connected to the internet is increasing rapidly. And it is quite impossible to stay connected to the internet all the time without the Wi-Fi. Hence, we get every possible help from Wi-Fi. Whether it is at our homes or in a public space, it plays a vital role in our daily life. Nowadays, people tend to carry their system that contains all their works to every meeting or every place they travel to. It is very important to have an operational DHCP for the system to get help at the time of using WiFi in public spaces. And that is why it is a must to know “how to enable Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol on the router?”

But, before knowing the process of enabling DHCP on the router in Windows, it is good to know what is DCHP all about and why it is necessary?


DHCP at a Glance:


DHCP allows connecting a system with a WiFi, configured for public spaces in particular. Being a client-server protocol, along with an IP address and other relevant configuration information including default gateway and subnet mask, DCHP provides the user with an Internet Protocol host. Based on the Bootstrap Protocol standard RFCs 2131 and 2132 define DHCP as an Internet Engineering Task Force because it shares many implementation details with the protocol. DHCP permits the provider to get necessary TCP/IP configuration information from a DHCP Server smoothly.

As in this present article, we are talking about DHCP regarding Windows it is necessary to consider the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Operating System that is an optional networking component and it contains DHCP Server Service. Including Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows NT 4.0, and also Windows 98 includes the DHCP client as a part of the TCP/IP. So, it is confirmed that with all these versions, the new versions of Windows also come with the functionality of DHCP that include Window 7, 8, and 10.

Know “How to Enable DHCP on router?” without any hiccups:


In this part of the article, we are going to discuss the steps that will help you to enable DHCP on Windows smoothly, without wasting too much time.:

  • First of all, start the Run dialog box by pressing Windows Key + R at the same time. Once it occurs on the screen of your device to go to the network and sharing window type ‘ncpa.cpl’ excluding the inverted commas.
  • Under the Network and Sharing Window locate the icon saying ‘Ethernet’ and right-click on it and then click on Properties. Select Yes when UAC will be prompted there.
  • In the present step, you have to scroll down in the Properties box still you find and locate ‘Internet Protocol Version 4(which is TCP/IPv4)’ and ‘Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6)’. These two work very complicatedly at the time of using the internet and enabling DHCP. That is why you have to be very careful at the time of editing them manually.
  • Continue the procedure by double-clicking on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and to enable DHCP you have to check the following boxes ‘Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically’, and  ‘Obtain an IP Address automatically’. And once you are done hit OK. And if you are opting for Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) you have to follow the same process and then close the window to enable DHCP.


Whenever you are doing these above-stated changes to your system, make sure that the used broadband router can support DHCP. In some routers, you have to enable DHCP in their Control Panel. But these days, most of the routers are having DHCP enabled by default.

Ending Notes


In most of the routers, there is a setting option for DHCP that you will be able to find under the General Setup or LAN Setup tab. And this setting option, at the same time, can control the number of IPs that are to enable/disable or assigned the server portion of the router. If this option is not enabled then an IP address will have to be assigned to each computer statically or to have a DHCP server on the network. It is necessary to have an IP address for any connection on a network.

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