Where Is DHCP Located?

Your ISP has one DHCP server somewhere on their network and you have one DHCP server somewhere on your network.

On a home network the DHCP service is normally run on the router.

On a business network the DHCP service will be on one of their servers, probably whatever is running DNS.

How do I find my DHCP?

You can get the IP address of the server by running ipconfig /all on a windows machine, and then you can get the MAC address by looking for that IP address using arp -a . You will be granted with the following results. Note that you can replace DHCP SERVER with SERVER and it will display all servers on the network.

Where should DHCP servers be located?

DHCP servers should be located on at least one subnet on a LAN in a routed network. When the server needs to support clients on remote subnets separated by routers, the router should be RFC 1542–compliant, or a DHCP Relay Agent should be used to support forwarding DHCP traffic between the subnets.

What layer is DHCP on?

application layer

What are the 4 steps of DHCP?

DHCP operations fall into four phases: server discovery, IP lease offer, IP lease request, and IP lease acknowledgement. These stages are often abbreviated as DORA for discovery, offer, request, and acknowledgement.

How do I find my DHCP IP address?

Determine IP Address and Static or Dynamic

  • Open the Command Prompt by clicking Start and search CMD then click cmd.exe.
  • Type ipconfig /all. Find the Ethernet Local Area Connection listing. Find the IP Address line and this will give you your currently assigned IP address. Next, look at the DHCP Enabled line in the same section.

Should I turn off DHCP on router?

The Premise Behind Disabling DHCP

The idea is that most devices don’t anticipate the need for a static IP address and try to request an IP from the router. If the router doesn’t have DHCP enabled, it will ignore that request and the device won’t connect.