What is a DHCP server

Intro The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server dynamically assigns IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS servers to a computer on a network. On a small network, the router is typically the DHCP server while on a larger network, a dedicated computer might be configured to perform the DHCP […]

Dynamic versus static IP addresses

Dynamic versus static IP addresses Intro Static means fixed and dynamic means always changing. When applied to IP addresses, it means that a computer with a static IP address will always have this IP address over multiple internet sessions while a computer with a dynamic IP address will always have […]

What is an IP address

What is an IP address?   Intro An Internet Protocol (IP) address is basically your computer’s address on the internet or even a local network. With this IP address, other computers know how to reach you and send you information. IP addresses are divided into the following groups based on […]