I understand DHCP, that DHCP server hands out IP addresses.
What if router has static IP addresses (the way Cablevision does it with their Business class customers).
The Cisco 752 has five ports which are pre-configured and locked down with static ip addresses. If I attach a laptop with a crossover cable and plug into the port, I should be able to get out to the internet if I configure the laptop NIC with the same static ip address that I'm plugged into.
How does this work? What causes traffic to be forwarded from the NIC on the router to the NIC on the laptop.
If the NIC has the static address I would think traffic would stop there. Is this just some kind of passthru? How can I find out more info??