Wiki Home Server installation Disable DHCP on Lan

Disable DHCP on Lan

DHCP, mikrotik, tplink, router

The router is setup by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server, which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PCs that are connected to the router on the LAN

  • To disable DHCP on a TP Link router, follow these steps:

1. Access Router Interface: Open a web browser, enter the router's default gateway (e.g., in the address bar, and log in using the default credentials (usually "admin" for both username and password).

2. Locate DHCP Settings: Look for the "DHCP" or "Network" settings in the router's configuration interface.

3. Disable DHCP: Find the DHCP settings and look for an option to disable the DHCP server. Usually, there's a checkbox or toggle to turn it off. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

4. Save Changes: Click "Save" or "Apply" to confirm and save the changes.

  • To disable DHCP on a MikroTik router, follow these steps:

1. Access Router Interface: Open the web browser and enter the IP address of your MikroTik router (typically or another address you might have set) in the address bar.

2. Log in to Router: Enter your username and password to log in to the MikroTik router's web interface.

3. Navigate to DHCP Server Settings: Click on "IP" in the left-hand menu, then select "DHCP Server" from the dropdown menu.

4. Disable DHCP Server: You will see a list of DHCP servers that are running. Click on the DHCP server you want to disable. Then, uncheck the "Enabled" box or toggle it off.(Figure 2)

Figure 2

5. Apply Changes: Click on "OK" or "Apply" to save the changes.

6. Reboot Router: Sometimes, the router might require a reboot for the changes to take effect. You can do this by clicking on the "System" menu on the left-hand side, then selecting "Reboot."

Other routers.

Hawuei router refer to (Figure 3)

Figure 3