Whats the difference between a static IP address and a DHCP address?
Static IP addresses are IP addresses that we’ve registered to a specific computer. Although it hasn’t been a policy in the past, all new static IP addresses will have a DNS entry associated with them to help machines with network related issues. DHCP addresses come from a pool that we’ve reserved. A computer with a DHCP may not always get the same address the next time it connects to the network. DHCP addresses are “plug and play.” At the moment you can only get a DHCP address if you are on the 162 subnet. As we reconfigure the network, static IP and DHCP policies will be changing. We’ll notify individuals when their systems might need to switch over to another type of IP address.