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  • Cheap device to test DHCP

    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy a small cheap device that I can carry around and connect to RJ45 network connections to ensure that the port is patched and I can pick up a DHCP address. Ideally the device will also display what address I am assigned.

    Thanks
    Dave

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    Re: Cheap device to test DHCP

    Hi,

    Will something like this do: http://www.openxtra.co.uk/cable-test...prodpng65.html

    Also
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    • #3
      Re: Cheap device to test DHCP

      A simple laptop can also help.
      What is your budget?
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        Re: Cheap device to test DHCP

        L4ndy, thanks that device is excellent and similar to those that I've found but it more than what I'm looking for.

        I'm hoping to find a device for around 20 / $40 that will fit in the pocket and only pick up an IP and display it.

        Other devices I've found are too complicated and therefore more expensive than what I plan to spend.

        I currently use a laptop to do this but it's a pain carrying it around for such a small task.

        Thanks
        Dave

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        • #5
          Re: Cheap device to test DHCP

          I doubt you are going to find anything you are looking for with that price range (Give me a shout if you do though )
          Even decent normal testers without the extras you are looking for are are much more expensive.

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          • #6
            Re: Cheap device to test DHCP

            I agree. Don't forget that the device will have to essentially be a computer running an IP stack up to the Transport layer at least, just to get an IP address. To get this address displayed then an entire IP stack is required. This sort of functionality is not something you can fit cheaply into a memory stick sized package.


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            • #7
              Re: Cheap device to test DHCP

              Originally posted by winniethepoohrulez View Post
              I currently use a laptop to do this but it's a pain carrying it around for such a small task.
              Try a Netbook? Much smaller than your average laptop.
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