2.9. Identifying and Differentiating Between Addressing Methods
So once you have your unique IP address, how do you go about configuring it on a computer? Even more importantly, if you are in charge of configuring hundreds or even thousands of devices with appropriate IP addresses, how do you configure all of the devices in your network? In this section, we discuss your options in regard to IP address configuration. The methods that you use will depend on your network and the various devices within it.
2.9.1. Critical information
The three main methods used to configure IP addresses are static, dynamic, and self-assigned. You should be familiar with these three methods of configuration. In addition, you should know when each method is appropriate. ...