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What is DHCP?

DHCP, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, is a server service that is responsible for assigning dynamic IP addresses to all network nodes that are registered on the network. DHCP is often confused with DNS but it is a completely different server service but is frequently put on the same server…

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What is DNS?

Domain Name System, or DNS, is used to resolve domain names to IP addresses. When computers communicate with one another they require an IP address to know where to send the data, they cannot understand domain names. An example of a domain name could be ‘www.google.com’ or the name of…

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What is an IP Address?

An IP address, or Internet Protocol address, is a unique address given to a device on a network to allow traffic to be routed to that device. Every computer, printer, server, etc on a network will have it own unique IP address. This can be compared to a real home…

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What is a Computer Network?

A computer network is when two or more computers or devices are connected to one another either via Ethernet wires or wirelessly. This could be a computer connected to a wireless printer or one computer connected to another. However, connecting a printer directly to a computer without the use of…

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