DHCP Server Error can occur due to configuration on the computer or device that allows a DHCP server to assign it an IP and also due to configuration of the DHCP server
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows related errors.
In this context, we shall look into causes of this error and how to tackle it.
More information about DHCP error ?
A DHCP error means the server on your network that provides an IP address for devices is not able to assign your computer an IP address.
The DHCP setting can break the internet connection. Also, it can appear in various forms. But the end result is that you can’t access the internet.
Here are different causes for this DHCP error to occur.
1. Configuration on the computer or device that allows a DHCP server to assign it an IP.
2. Configuration of the DHCP server.
Generally, this error occurs when the DHCP server or router on a network cannot automatically adjust the device’s IP address to join the network. As a result, a network connection error while accessing the internet with a web browser.
Steps to fix DHCP Server Error ?
To resolve DHCP Server Error, apply the following tips:
1. Run the Windows Network Troubleshooter
This is the obvious troubleshooting step that we need to follow. Also, it is the easiest way to fix the internet connection issue.
Here, we just need to let Windows automatically fix internet settings.
i. For that, we need to right-click on the network connection icon in the Windows taskbar and select ‘Troubleshoot problems’.
ii. The network troubleshooter will automatically identify any settings that may cause an internet connection problem.
iii. If the DHCP settings caused the error, we select ‘Apply this fix; to apply any suggested changes.
2. Check the DHCP adapter settings
By default, the DHCP server or router on the network should automatically assign the computer an IP address. However, in some cases, this option can be disabled. So check the network adapter to ensure that it is enabled.
3. Check the DHCP router settings
On a home network, DHCP settings in the router manage the IP addresses of devices on the network. We suggest verifying that the DHCP beginning and ending addresses match the gateway address.