DHCP (DH) setting

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Description (see setting description format info here)


Function:Enables/disables DHCP for the DS


Set (S) command format:SDHx, where x: 0 (disabled), 1 (enabled)


Get (G) command format:GDH


Init (I) command effect:Initialized unconditionally, through network command, serial command, or quick initialization


Post-initialization value:0 (disabled)


Change takes effect:After reboot


Overriding parameter:---


Relevance conditions:---


First introduced:Earlier than "baseline" V3.14/V3.51


See also:DHCP




This setting defines whether the DS will use a fixed IP-address, defined by the IP-address (IP) setting or will obtain its IP-address from the DHCP server at powerup. DHCP server must be present on the network for this to work. The DS will not start normal operation until it receives the IP-address.


IP-address obtained from the DHCP server is saved into the IP-address (IP) setting thus overwriting the previous setting value that might have been set manually.


IP-address status (obtained/ not obtained) of the DS is returned by the Echo (X) command and also displayed by status LEDs of the DS.


In addition to the IP-address configuration, the DHCP server is usually configured to provide default Gateway IP-address and netmask. If this is the case, then Gateway IP-address (GI) and Netmask (NM) settings will also be overwritten by the data from the DHCP server.