DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a protocol which assigns a new IP address every time the device reconnects to the network. By default, DHCP is enabled on the Belkin routers but you can disable it if you want.
You will have to disable the DHCP server if you want to use your router as a secondary router in your network. This will make your router work as switch. Your main router will always have DHCP server enabled.
This Belkin Tech Support article will guide you on how to enable/disable DHCP server on Belkin router.
Follow steps below:
- Open a web browser from the computer which is connected to the router.
- Enter the IP address of the router. Default IP address is 192.168.2.1.
- Click on Login button. You will be prompted for the password. If you have set a password, enter that or leave the password field blank for default and click on Submit button to login.
- On the left side panel, click on LAN Setup > LAN Settings.
- Turn on/off the DHCP server by using DHCP server radio button.
- You can also change the address from where the DHCP IP assigning starts and ends by entering values in IP Pool Starting Address and IP Pool Ending Address.
- Under Lease Time, you can set for how much time the DHCP server will reserve the range of IP address you have configured in the step above.
- Click on Apply Changes button to save your settings.
Step 6 and 7 are optional and Belkin Tech Support recommends you to leave these steps if you are not sure what you are doing.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Belkin Tech Support. Call on Belkin Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.