Updated on 2 August 2013 by

DHCP is a network protocol that provides IP addresses to DHCP clients when requested for configuration information. After determining the network that the client is connected to, the DHCP assigns it an IP address and provides it with the appropriate IP configuration information.

DHCP IP addresses last only a limited period of time and they must be renewed before they expire – most of the best routers typically come with DHCP enabled and provide IP address renewal out of the box.


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Asus RT-AC68U
Apple AirPort Express (2012)
TRENDnet TEW-812DRU
TP-LINK TD-W8970
TP-Link Ultimate N900
Asus RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Apple AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation)
TRENDnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router
TP-LINK TD-W8970 Wireless N300 Modem Router
TP-Link Ultimate N900 TL-WDR4900 Wireless Router
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Jun 2012
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Router Functionalities
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, DHCP Server, Wireless Access Point
NAT, DHCP Server, PPPoE, VPN Pass-Thru, DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Included Adapter
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
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