How to Enable DHCP in Windows 10

As our blog is growing day by day, more and more users are subscribing to it because of helpful guides available. This also led to more users request on different guides related to Windows 10. Well, PingZic has and will never delay a single request from our loyal readers. We received many request for this guide few days back. The reason why we received so many requests is that nowadays, most of the routers support DHCP, and this urges oneself to learn how to enable it.

Though this feature is enabled by default, but after upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to 10, a lot of users have complained about this issue. So, I have created a very simple, yet an important guide on enabling this feature in Windows 10. Take your time to go through the steps with relevant images. Do let us know in comments if you were successful in doing so.

Enable DHCP in Windows 10

1: Firstly, on your desktop screen, press “Win + R” to start the run command box. Once opened, type in “ncpa.cpl”. This will take you to the network and sharing window.

run command

2: Inside the Network and Sharing Window, right-click on the icon saying “Ethernet” and then tap on properties. If prompted by UAC, click YES.


3: Now, you have to scroll down in the properties box, and locate “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)”. These play a significant role in how you use your internet. So be very careful whenever you are editing them manually. In our case, we don’t need much modification, rather a few clicks and we are done.

IPv4 and IPv6

4: Double click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and check mark the following boxes: “Obtain an IP address automatically” and Obtain DNS server address automatically”. Once done click OK.

Also Read: How to Find Mac Address of your Windows 10 PC

IPv4 settings

5: For Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) do exactly the above steps and close the window.

ipv 6 settings

Important: Whenever making such changes, ensure that your broadband router supports DHCP. A few router may have a control panel where you need to enable DHCP, but for most of the modern ones, they are enabled by default.


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