Checking If Device Has DHCP Enabled (Windows)


How do I check to make sure that my Windows computer has DHCP enabled? 


  • Windows


Microsoft Windows Method 1

  1. Press the Windows button in the bottom left of the screen. 
  2. Type cmd into the search bar.
  3. Press ENTER
  4. Type ipconfig /all.
  5. Press ENTER.
  6. Identify your wireless adapter by the description of each adapter. 
  7. Ensure that DHCP Enabled is set to Yes on the adapter.

Microsoft Windows Method 2

  1. Locate the network icon in the lower right of the screen. 
  2. Right-click it and select Open Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click Change adapter settings
  4. Identify your wireless adapter and double-click it. 
  5. Click Properties
  6. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  7. Ensure that the bullets next to Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. 


Article ID: 3304
Wed 5/15/19 2:09 PM
Wed 5/29/19 7:53 AM

Related Articles (1)

Information and instructions regarding problems connecting to WKU's wireless networks.