For many network users, they know little about the DHCPDP settings that are available on the hardware that they use. However, the term DHCPDP refers to the Wide Area Channel Protocol that is used in conjunction with the Ethernet protocols to provide for fast, reliable and low-cost connectivity. DHCPDP was first introduced back in the early 1970’s when it was designed to support voice communication over a private local area network, using channels. While the technology has since evolved considerably, this particular type of connection has never lost its place.
The primary purpose of DHCPDP is to allow several different clients to connect to the same network. If you have ever seen a company or residence that has more than one computer on the same network, you will have seen what a challenge having multiple computers can be. It is fairly easy to get data between two or more computers when they are all on the same network. However, this is a much larger task when you have hundreds or thousands of computers on the same network.
In order for this process to work as smoothly as possible, there must be a means of establishing an address between all of the computers on the same network. This is accomplished using the same method that is used for wireless networks such as WLAN’s or Bluetooth. One example of this is the use of an IP address, which is actually a series of numbers that identifies a particular computer on the network.
To start, you will need to look up the IP address of the computer that you would like to connect to. To do this, you will go to the control panel, click on the network settings icon and then under that, you will see the section that is associated with your local area network. You will then see a listing of the IP addresses that are associated with your router and you will want to note the IP address of the one that is listed first. Then you want to right click the IP and click properties. Once you click the property, it will take you to a page where you can enter the IP address that you were given, as well as a description of it.
The next step you want to take is to find the same entry for the MAC address. The MAC address is what is used with wireless connections to identify them. Again, you will want to double check to make sure that you have the right one, before you proceed. After that, you should double check again to make sure that you have typed the right setting in for the machine you are trying to connect to. If you do not have a MAC address setting available, you should note that the wireless router you have will also need an IP address to be able to connect to the service.
After everything is set up, it is time to test it out. If you have enabled the option for automatic discovery on your clients, then they should now be connected to the server. If you have enabled both discovery and connection for your clients, then you should be able to see a presence on the network. If this has happened, then you will need to go into the Control Panel > Network settings and change the following settings:
Finally, we will go over the settings for the client side of things. There are basically two options here. First off, there is the standard address list that each client will get. The other option is a static address that a client will use when it initially connects. These are generally static, because there is only one address for a single device. In addition, there are also multiple settings that can be used, depending on what your actual needs are.
In order to change any of these settings, it will require a restart of the affected programs. Most people do not like to restart their programs, but if you want to make changes, then it is usually a good idea to restart. For most users, this will never be needed because they will be connecting to a reliable wireless service. If anything does cause a connection issue though, then it is important to contact a provider to get the problem fixed. This is a very simple process, but it can be one of the most important that you perform as an administrator of your DHCPD server. The above mentioned details should make it clear how to change your Spectrum DHCPS settings.