What is A DHCP Server

A DHCP server uses IP addresses to identify and communicate with all the devices on your network, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and smart TVs. The DHCP server assigns and manages the IP addresses of these devices. This enables the devices to communicate with each other and with devices on the Internet. 

Your router has a DHCP server. You disable the DHCP server on your router so that the Privacy Hero Adapter uses its DHCP server instead.

Why do you want me to disable the DHCP server on my router?

The Privacy Hero Adapter uses its own DHCP server as part of its service. 

How do I disable the DHCP server on my router?

Click here for detailed instructions for your router.

What will happen if I enable the DHCP server on my router after setting up the Privacy Hero Adapter?

If you enable the DHCP server on your router after setup, then the Privacy Hero Adapter will compete with your router to manage the IP addresses of your devices. Any device that has it’s IP address managed by the router will not be protected by any Privacy Hero feature such as VPN or DNS Encryption.

What does DHCP mean?

DHCP is an acronym for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This is the network communication protocol for assigning and managing the IP addresses of devices on a network. 

What is an IP address?

An IP address is a unique numerical name identifying each device that communicates over a network. For example, the IP address of your router may be 192.168.1.1. IP is an acronym for Internet Protocol. 

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