In the networking world, internet protocol (IP) addresses are so crucial that one cannot connect to any network without one. It is also important to understand that the way a network administrator configures their dynamic host control protocol (DHCP) server has a huge bearing on the performance of the network. While some people pay too much attention to the cabling layout of the network, it is worth pointing out that the infrastructure must work in unison with the DHCP server to achieve optimum results when it comes to network connectivity.