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Configure Automatic IP Addressing From Command Prompt & Adapter Properties

Without a layer three address(IP or logical address), your computer cannot communicate with other devices in the network. You can either assign a static IP to your computer or configure it to obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server. For smaller network, it is easy to assign Logical addresses manually to devices connected to the network but it is not practical for a big network. For bigger networks it is better use the option to get automatic IP configuration from DHCP server in the network. This tutorial explains different methods to configure a Windows computer to receive IP address automatically.


DOS Prompt Command to Set Automatic IP Addressing

If your computer is not ready to receive Internet Protocol address automatically from DHCP server, you can fix it by a Command Prompt trick. Follow the instructions to configure your computer to receive logical number automatically.

  1. Open Command Prompt As Administrator

    Click Windows Start menu and right click on Command Prompt. Click run as administrator. To learn more, visit the link below.
    Run Command Prompt As Administrator

  2. Type the command

    netsh interface ip set address "connected adapter name " dhcp and press enter.

The DORA will start now to get logical address from DHCP server. To learn more about DORA process, visit the link below.
DORA Operation In Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol


Obtain an IP Address Automatically From Adapter Properties

If you don't want to set your computer to receive automatic Internet Protocol number from command prompt, you can do the same from adapter properties.

  1. Right click on adapter icon in system tray
    How to Set Your Computer to get Internet Protocol Automatically

  2. Click properties and select Internet Protocol version4 (TCP/IPv4)
    Dos command

  3. Click Properties

  4. Select the radio button Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK
    Obtain automatically

Benefits Of Using Automatic IP Addressing

Since DHCP is providing layer three numbers to computers enabled the option obtain an IP address automatically, there won't be any Internet Protocol addressing error. DHCP assigns unique IP address to every computers in the network without having an Internet Protocol address conflict. Another advantage of using automatic addressing is the reduction in network configuration time. We do not need to spent time to assign static layer three numbers to devices in the network if all the devices are set to receive it automatically.

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