Yes, it is worth setting up DHCP for two, five, or even twenty five computers as long as the computer has a newer operating system to support it. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is an important protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and automate the assignment of IP configurations on a computer network. The way DHCP works is that the DHCP server receives the request, assigns a new address for a specific time period and sends it to the client. I think setting up DHCP for your computers is worth doing because it has its advantages over manual configuration. These advantages include that each computer gets its configuration from a "pool" of available numbers automatically for a specific time period meaning no wasted numbers. Domain Name System (DNS) A hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most prominently, it translates easily memorized domain names to the numerical IP addresses needed for the purpose of locating computer services and devices worldwide.
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