DHCP, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, is a service that can be started on your Net3 Conductor that will dynamically assign IP addresses to devices on your network.
This service will only assign IP addresses to devices that are set to be a DHCP client (essentially a DHCP “listener”). Devices that are statically assigned (that is, where the IP address was manually entered) will not be affected by a DHCP server.
To turn on DHCP:
- Log in to the conductor by typing its IP address in the address bar of your browser and pressing Enter. By default, the IP address is 10.101.50.60.
- The Conductor’s System page will appear. Click on the Address Service in the navigation bar.
- Before enabling DHCP, click on the Learn Network Devices button towards the bottom of the page. This function prevents Conductor from giving out an IP address that is already in use by another network device, which would cause an IP address conflict.
- Once this process is complete, check the “Enable Address (DHCP) Server” box and click Apply Changes.
The Net3 Conductor will now begin dynamically assigning IP addresses to devices on the network.