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Static IP faster than DHCP

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I have a home network of 4 pcs.

The router is a dhcp server.  As an experiment I changed the main computer I use to access the internet to a static ip address outside the dhcp range.

Is it my imagination or does this actually speed connections to the internet up.  Seems to be running much faster now.

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Hi WingYip,
Well no the allocation of IP address is done before the operating system has loaded fully, so you wont see any difference, the system will poll for a renew of its lease using DHCP but even that wont be noticable to the user

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Just my 'magination running away with me...
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Good title for a song that :0)

ThanQ

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This is not you imagination.   You are likely using different DNS servers ?   What exactly is faster?  Initial access to the internet or access to other computers in your network ?  
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