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University Technology Services

Networking and Internet

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a core network service that enables a server to automatically assigns an IP address to a computer. Devices connecting to the campus wired and wireless network use DHCP.


  • Enables computers and mobile devices to obtain their network configuration automatically upon connection to the university wireless and/or wired network
  • Eases computer administration by dynamically providing network information
  • Can be administered buy UTS or a local network administrator


  • Device must be configured to use DHCP



  • No charge