Patent Number: 7,711,801

Title: DHCP client/server device and method of providing DHCP server services on a network

Abstract: A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client/server device and method of providing DHCP server services on a network uses a set of commands to convert the DHCP client/server device to function as a DHCP server. The DHCP client/server device is converted when a response message in response to a request message for an IP address from the DHCP client/server device over the network is not received within a predetermined time period.

Inventors: Lai; Siew Yee (Perak, MY)

Assignee: Avago Technologies ECBU IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018