(see setting description format info here)
|Function:||Enables/disables DHCP for the DS|
|Post-initialization value:||0 (disabled)|
|Change takes effect:||After reboot|
|First introduced:||Earlier than "baseline" V3.14/V3.51|
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.