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Configure your router to enable DHCP mode so you can start protecting your devices connected with Trend Micro Home Network Security.

DHCP Mode (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) allows Home Network Security to host its own DHCP server to manage device IP addresses.

  1. Make sure your Home Network Security Station is turned ON and connected to your home router.
  2. Open the Home Network Security app on your mobile device.
  3. Tap the Menu icon, then select Settings.
  4. Tap Station Configuration.

    Opening the station configuration of Home Network Security

  5. Under STATION NETWORK SETTINGS, select DHCP Mode.

    DHCP Mode in Home Network Security

  6. Take note of your Router IP Address and Station IP Address. Click Next to continue.

    Router IP Address and Station IP Address

  7. Using your computer or mobile device, open a web browser. You can use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
  8. On the address bar, type the Router IP address you took note on the previous step then press ENTER.
  9. Log in to the Admin console using your router username and password.
  10. Look for the DHCP settings, then disable the DHCP server.
    DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
  11. Save the changes.
  12. Restart your router:
    1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the router, then check if the front panel lights are turned OFF.
    2. Wait for 30 seconds, then plug the power cord back to your router.

      Rear view of a home router

    3. Allow a minute or two for it to turn back ON.
  13. Open your Home Network Security app. Check if you see a "Devices Protected" status.

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