What is DHCP?

What is DHCP?

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers that use TCP/IP. DHCP can be used to automatically assign IP addresses, to deliver TCP/IP stack configuration parameters such as the subnet mask and default router, and to provide other configuration information such as the addresses for printer, time and news servers.

To register your computer for use on the UNC-CH Campus Network, select "DHCP registration" on the Onyen services page.