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Is there a way to disable the DHCP client in Raspbian Linux on a Rasperry Pi?

I have a Linux server (Rasperry Pi using Raspbian as OS) that should be using only static IP. However I noticed that it also has got IP from DHCP server (The IP given out by DHCP is 192.168.111.2). ...
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How to force Windows 7 to ask for a “fresh” IP address from DHCP server?

I'm troubleshooting a certain issue with my DHCP configuration, and need my Windows machine to ask for a "fresh" IP address, so I can see which address DHCP server gives by default. When I do ...
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DHCP Reservation vs Static IP address

So after browsing some websites, some people are telling me that static IP address is the best. But others say the DHCP Reservation is just as good if not the same.So what is better? Or are they ...
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Unique IP address settings (static/dhcp) per wireless network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:Automatically picking network settings based on the wifi network Is this possible in Windows 7? For example, I want to use Static IP A with Network A, DHCP with Network B, ...
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Getting strange IP Address from router

I've had a router set up for quite some time and it has been working perfectly. My wife called me to tell me the wireless internet wasn't working and when I came home I saw that my phone was connected ...
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How can I know the DHCP settings offered by a server?

I want to debug a router that is giving strange DHCP settings, but I don't know how to check it without having to make my system take all the configurations. Isn't there a utility that returns all ...
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1answer
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Connecting two routers (lan-wan) and homegroup sharing?

First of all i wanna say to you that i already connected the routers (LAN-TO-WAN) ...But i have issues and questions :) ...My primary router and my secondary router both also using DHCP... why?...
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Why is a router needed?

I‘ve been trying to figure out why a router is needed. I know a router can be used for DHCP and some other things, but I’m just thinking of networking with static IPs. So the following:Is it ...
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Getting 2 IP addresses on one network card, using DHCP

Given: A computer running Linux (CentOS 5.x), one network card connected to LAN switch, a second one to cable modem via crossover cable. This computer acts as a router/firewall/traffic shaper for the ...
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Does the DHCP server know about static IP addresses?

I have a simple setup up at home with a vendor provided ADSL router and a few home devices I connect to it to connect to the outside world. I would like one of my devices to have a static internal IP ...
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Can I Chain Two Routers Together Keeping DHCP on Both?

I have read that I can connect a second router by turning off DHCP and NAT, but I want the second router to assign DNS (I'm using it as an access point for my kids, and will use OpenDNS family service ...
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Why is my subnet mask 255.255.255.255?

I have a modem which used for internet broadband and I got an IP address in the 'A' class 10.x.x.x and have netmask 255.255.255.255.What does 255.255.255.255 mean exactly?When I try to sniff with ...
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Obtaining a DHCP IP address if static address is not available

I have seen some questions that are similar to my problem but not a good solution.Ex. User has a laptop and has a static IP address at the office. They also take the laptop off site where they also ...
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What does static DHCP mean? Static Dynamic is confusing

I've found some home wireless routers/ADSL+ modems (ZyXEL 660) talking about Static DHCP, when refering to assosiating a specific MAC to an IP, but still serve the configuration over DHCP. Doesn't ...

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