Solved

Pros and Cons to LAN Setting "Automatically Detect Settings"

Posted on 2011-09-30
5
339 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
In Windows, regarding the Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > Automatically Detect Settings, what are the pros and cons to using it and not using it? Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:canalicomputers
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:jbooz
ID: 36894084
If you choose to automatically dectect setting it will grab in ip address from your DHCP server.  This is the most common way of doing things and probably the best.  Everytime you turn your computer on you may not have the same ip address, which is usually not a big deal.  However, if you have a network attached printer, switch, server, your would want a static ip address.  That is when you would put the ip address in yourself.  

So, for you pc I would recommend DHCP.  If you want to go the static click run cmd and open up the command prompt.  Type ipconfig /all this will give you all ur information to fill in the boxes for your static ip.  You can simply just change the last number in the ip address to get a new one.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 36894184
@jbooz

Did you read the question????

0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Neil Russell earned 500 total points
ID: 36894203
Although old and for isa2004, read this to get a good understanding of How that works in the background.

In general it is just about Auto discovering your Proxy server and settings over the network.

It has NOTHING to do with your computers IP Address
0
 

Author Comment

by:canalicomputers
ID: 36894441
Neilsr, did you forget to include a link?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:canalicomputers
ID: 37037434
Seems to have forgotten to include a link
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question