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Windows 7: how win7 detects a DSL router

13 Jan 2012   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
how win7 detects a DSL router

when i goto network, it shows our company DSL there....... not only it show DSL router but it knows it IP address also............

i dont understand how can win7 detect the DSL router


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13 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
when i goto network, it shows our company DSL there....... not only it show DSL router but it knows it IP address also............

i dont understand how can win7 detect the DSL router

Thats what it is supposed to do.


Whats the issue?
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13 Jan 2012   #3
Qdos

 

If Win7 couldn't detect your router how could it ever connect to one automatically?

If you slap any piece of DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) compatible hardware on the end of an ethernet cable connected to a Win7 DHCP enabled network adapter then I'd imagine you'd expect the operating system to see it wouldn't you?

For this reason most routers are set to have an active DHCP server function; this automatically allocates a pool of IP addresses to anything joining or rejoining your LAN/VLAN/WLAN (or your private intranet, or network, in other words).

DHCP basically allows a computer to join an IP-based network without having a pre-configured IP address. DHCP assigns unique IP addresses to devices, then releases and renews these addresses as devices are powered up, or re-join the network.

Network equipment therefore offers DHCP support for added convenience in joining computers to the LAN. It saves you the laborious task of being obliged to manually assign a subnet and IP address to everything on your network, every time it's connected to the network.

To protect your network devices there is therefore also a firewall in routers that will not allow anyone on the WAN'side to see anything on your intranet.
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