Topics Map > University of Chicago > IT Services > Other
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is available almost ubiquitously on the campus network. We encourage its use as more flexible and mobile for those who use the wired network in multiple locations. Most users should be configured for this as the default. This will allow them to receive an IP address from whatever network they happen to be on. For certain devices, like printers, there should be a specific IP address assigned. This can still be done with DHCP, however in this case it is a reserved IP address. When requesting a DHCP reservation, sometimes called a static IP address assignment, include the device MAC address, device type, and requested subnet in the ticket.