How to Disable DHCP on a D-Link


When Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is enabled on your D-Link router, devices that connect to your network are automatically assigned an IP address. DHCP reduces the number of steps required to connect a device to your network. However, you may need to disable DHCP on your D-Link router if it is causing a connection problem with your Internet service, or if it is not properly assigning IP addresses to devices on your network. Locate the option to disable DHCP in the router's configuration settings.

  • Launch a Web browser, then enter the D-Link router's default IP address into the browser's address bar. The IP address is

  • Press the "Enter" key, then type the username and password for the D-Link router into the appropriate boxes and click "OK." Review the device's user manual for the default username and password.

  • Select the "Home, "Setup," "Wireless" or "Network Settings" tab. Refer to your D-Link router's user manual for the exact location of the DHCP settings.

  • Click the "Disabled" check box next to DHCP server, then click "Apply." In some D-Link router configuration pages, you need to clear the "Enable DHCP Server" check box, then click "Apply."

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