DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is the magic that happens behind the scenes that allows your computer and other devices to automatically configure to connect to the upstream router. The router uses DHCP to assign each device an IP address and tells it what DNS service to use. If your computer and the DHCP server get out of sync, learning how to tell your computer to “Renew DHCP Lease” might be what it takes to fix things. (Rebooting accomplishes the same thing too.)« Back to Glossary Index
About Cherie Ve Ard
Cherie has been a full-time technomad since 2007 joining up with her partner-in-crime Chris, and is currently splitting time exploring North America by boat and RV.
Growing up in a high tech household, she was using the internet since before it was called the internet. She absolutely needed reliable connectivity to take her software development business on the road in 2007 to work remotely.
After answering so many questions about mobile internet on their Technomadia blog (view their personal Mobile Internet Setup) we set out to create the Mobile Internet Resource Center to help the nomadic community stay connected.