Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol that enables a DHCP server to automatically assign an IP address to an individual computer, allowing you to move your computer from one DHCP-enabled location to another without reconfiguring it. OIT has enabled DHCP services to several classrooms as well as wireless Access Points (AP) for use by people who have a laptop. In addition, all of the residence halls are configured for DHCP services in the student rooms.
DHCP provides a number of benefits for the University community:
Users no longer need to manually configure their IP address.
There are fewer calls for help with automatically generated IP numbers.
University employees who have a laptop can roam throughout the campus and plug into one of the kiosks currently available in the West Bank Union, the St. Paul Student Center, and on the East Bank.