In this video we take a look at a macOS terminal command, that will allow us to query the details a DHCP server sends to our computer. This command can be useful to check the configuration of your DHCP server.
Note: As a general rule, if you are working from a laptop the device name of your WiFi adapter will be en0. However if you are working from a desktop computer, the network port will be en0, while the WiFi port will be en1.
Quick reference notes:
- From your macOS desktop, select Spotlight Search.
- Within Spotlight Search type Terminal and press Enter on your keyboard
- Now at the command prompt type.
ipconfig getpacket en0
- When you press Enter on the keyboard you will be presented with the DHCP lease details being provided by your router’s DHCP server.
- To gracefully close your current Terminal session type:
- When you press Enter on your keyboard the Terminal session will end and you can close the Terminal application.
Wikipedia article – Terminal (macOS)