How does the network know about new devices in the network?
it's about lan
- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Each device logs on with DHCP,,a request/acknowledged layer.
- BigELv 71 month ago
DHCP is a broadcast protocol. Your client broadcasts that it is there and the FIRST DHCP server to respond sends back a response. That is why you can only have 1 dhcp server on a segment.
There is a way routers forward DHCP requests, so your DHCP server doesn't have to be physically be on each LAN, the router relays or "helps" the request.
- VPLv 71 month ago
In a home network, the router (or Gateway) is the head-honcho. All connected devices check-in with it and receive their local IP addresses. It works differently when business-type network devices are used.
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
Because the devices communicate with the router to let them know they are there. The router then assigns an ip address to that device.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Because they talk to each other through Dixie cups with strings connecting them.