Laptop using fixed IP in office - hotels starting to use DHCP - not modems
Posted on 2003-11-01
I have a small NT Domain called NTDOMAIN and I have always used fixed IPs (my servers are 192.168.01 thru 09). I have always given a fixed IP for the laptops when on the network.
Laptops used to use a modem to connect when in hotels. But recently more hotels are offering access to high speed internet access.
They tell the hotel guest to plug in their laptop and reboot.
I am guessing they have their own network with DHCP.
We want this as simple as possible for the users.
Do I need to setup DHCP at the office? I am thinking if I get the network MAC address it can still use the same IP.
Do I need to mess with DHCP for the servers or can I leave them as fixed IPs?