DHCP (DH) setting


(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.