Which of these would be a reason for disabling DHCP on a wireless router?
A) Improve the efficiency of the wireless connection process
B) Increase the total throughput of the wireless router
C) Remove additional CPU load from the wireless router
D) Keep non-authorized stations from easily communicating on the network
E) Remove the need of memorizing yet another acronym
The answer: D) Keep non-authorized stations from easily communicating on the network
Since DHCP automatically assigns IP addresses to everyone who connects to the network, disabling this feature can prevent unknown and unconfigured computers from easily communicating on the network. Of course, it’s relatively trivial to find the IP address range of a wireless network, so this should not be considered a security measure.
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