Solved

Pros and Cons to LAN Setting "Automatically Detect Settings"

Posted on 2011-09-30
5
326 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
  • 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

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

757 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

26 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now