IntroductionNormally if you have a cable modem or DSL, you get your home PC's IP address dynamically assigned from your service provider. If you install a home cable/DSL router between your modem and home network, your PC will most likely get its IP address at boot time from the home router instead. You can choose to disable the DHCP server feature on your home router and set up a Linux box as the DHCP server.
Download and Install the DHCP Package
Most RedHat and Fedora Linux software product packages are available in the RPM format, whereas Debian and Ubuntu Linux use DEB format installation files. When searching for these packages, remember that the filename usually starts with the software package name and is followed by a version number, as in dhcp-3.23.58-4.i386.rpm.
Note: With Fedora / Redhat the package to install would be dhcp. With Debian / Ubuntu the package is dhcp3-server.