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Question for the networking gurus. On my XP pro machine I am using DHCP to network my PC's. The question I have for you is can I keep DHCP on my XP machine and use TCPIP on my 2000 server machine and still have access to my XP machine.

I am pretty sure I can can use either DHCP on all my machines or TCP/IP on all my machines for connectivity (let me know otherwise if I am wrong on this assumption, please.

Please let me know about the DHCP on XP and tcp/ip ON 2000 MACHINE as well, please.

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DHCP and TCP/IP are two entirely different processes.

The first is for assigning your computer a host name and internet protocol on a network. The network gateway or dhcp host assigns all the computers on the net different names and addresses to prevent any confusion. In most cases it will be a router or residential gateway.

The second is a processes for sending files from one computer to another. TCP stands for "transport control protocol" and is a highly efficient system for sending data over unreliable networks at high speed by using error detection and correction.
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