Router: Turn On DHCP in Windows 8 To Assign IP Automatically

A DHCP server automatically provides IP addresses, the address of the default gateway as well as that of a DNS server to all to all the client computers on its network, whenever its requested to do so.

Type NCPA.CPL and hit Enter

By default Windows 8 is configured to get all these details from a DHCP server when connected. I rare cases this setting might not be enabled by default, or might have been changed by the administrator. Here is how to enable it on Windows 8.

1. Press the Win+R hot key to initiate the Run dialog box. Type NCPA.CPL and press Enter.

Type NCPA.CPL and hit Enter

2. Right click on the NIC card icon for which you want DHCP to be enabled. Next click on the Properties option

In Network Connections, Right click on a connection and select properties

3. In the properties dialog box that open, double click on the option Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

Wi-Fi Properties dialog box, select IP4 and click on Properties

4. In the box select the options Obtain IP addresses automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click on OK to enable DHCP.
Select both options from the list and click OK

Conclusion

Make sure that you disable the settings for remote connection once you are done with it in order to avoid unauthorized access of your system.

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