How to use router as dhcp server ?

You will be using two types of IP addresses on a home or office network. They are the external  and internal IP addresses. Now, the external IP address  is the one that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) gives your router. The websites will see this address whenever you access your internet.

The internal IP address  is the one that is usually given to you by your router (on your home network). Every device connecting to your router will be having a separate internal IP address. But all these devices will be sharing the same external IP address.

Now, you have two methods using which you can assign an internal IP address to your computer. Carry out the steps to use router as dhcp server

  • STEP : 1 You can assign addresses to devices that want to be connected to your network (automatically) by using the DHCP on your router.
  • STEP : 2 You can assign a static IP address to each device on your network. You can do this manually and individually.


  • STEP : 1 DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It lets your router assign an individual IP address to all the devices on your network. Your router will assign these IP addresses automatically.

Static IP address:

  • STEP : 1 Your static IP address will be the same at all times. i.e., each time you make use of your computer. You will be assigning these addresses manually on your device.
  • STEP : 2 On a network having both DHCP and static IP addresses, it would be helpful if you keep the actual static IPs and the DHCP ranges separately.

Users generally prefer DHCP to static IP addressing. To make use of your router as a DHCP server , execute the instructions given below:

  • STEP : 1 The first step is to access your router.
  • STEP : 2 To do this, open the default web browser on your computer.
  • STEP : 3 Then, type in the IP address of your router in the address bar (or URL bar) of your browser.
  • STEP : 4 Log in to the router using your login credentials.
  • STEP : 5 In case you do not know the IP address of your router, you have to check your Default Gateway on your Windows computer or laptop.
  • STEP : 6On your Windows system, type in cmd in the Start This action will open your Command Prompt window.
  • STEP : 7 Next, type in ipconfigand press the  Enter
  • STEP : 8Under the adapter that you are using, you will find the Default Gateway. Based on the way you are connected to your router, the adapter will vary. In other words, your adapter depends on whether you are using an Ethernet (cabled) or Wireless connection.
  • STEP : 9 Your Default Gateway will look similar to 168.0.1
  • STEP : 10 Your Default Gateway will be the IP address of your router (in almost all cases).
  • STEP : 11 The next step is to enter the area where you can set up your LAN. In this area, you will find an option to make use of your router as the DHCP server. Select or enable this option.
  • STEP : 12 Now, choose an address at which your DHCP will begin to assign the IP addresses. It will be x.x.100. For instance, it can be  or
  • STEP : 13 In case you are unsure about what address you should use, there will usually be a default number available. You can utilize this number.
  • STEP : 14 Next, enter a number for your ending IP address. Ensure that the last block of numbers does not exceed x.x.254. For instance, it can be or
  • STEP :15 NOTE: If you are using x.x.100 as the first IP address and x.x.x.254 as the last one, your router will be able to assign IP addresses to 155 devices.
  • STEP : 16 In some cases, you might have to set the DNS. Users suggest that you can use the DNS provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). You can also utilize some popular public DNS servers like 2.2.2 or
  • STEP : 17Finally, configure the devices on your network to permit the DHCP to set your IP addresses automatically. DHCP is enabled by default in most cases. However, you can go to the Local Area Connection settings of your Windows computer/laptop and check if DHCP has been enabled or not.

We have now seen the differences between DHCP and static IP addressing. We have also discussed the ways of using a wireless router as a DHCP server.

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