A network DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server assigns an IP address to each new device that connects to the network.
As can be seen in the illustration below, there are four steps to connect to a network: The client device (smart phone, tablet) automatically lets the server know it wants to connect (DHCP discover), the server offers the device an IP address (DHCP offer), the client device accepts (DHCP request), and the server configures the device and grants access to the network (DHCP pack).
The DHCP server stores a pool of valid IP addresses (and invalid ones) ready to assign to devices. It also keeps a record of TCP/IP configurations and IP address expiration dates for all network clients.
Figure 1: The DHCP process for connecting client devices to a network through the server.
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DHCP is a layer 2 network protocol that will offer IP address from its pool to device not connected to the network, but who wanted to. It's used in LAN network. DNS is like a dictionary. Consider you are trying to go to stackoverflow.com, so your device isn't able to know what's the IP address
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