Does a switch have the ability to send IP addresses?

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Answer / usha

Yes, It can act like a DHCP.

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Answer / arunkongara

switches are the layer two device's these are deals with mac address that means it deals with physical address. we will create the ip add for vlans to decompose the broadcast domains
refer the todlamle first chapter switches are not broadcast domains so it will not assign the ips to clients .
even though in clustering of switches we will uses based on physical address and vlans...... sothere is no chance.

and one more thing now a days a router can have diff modules like switch modules that means we will call it as core switches they will assign the ip address to clents


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Answer / smithy

A switch takes the ip address and passes it through to the
other computer, whether that other computer has Dynamically
assigned it to its client or otherwise.

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Answer / udhisther

No a switch will only pass IP addresses through, but it will never create IP addresses. In other words, switch doesn’t have DHCP function but broadband router does.

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Answer / john robbins

Depends whether or not the "switch" is a layer2 only, or
layer 2/3 capable. Some switches these days can perform
routing, run IGPs such as OSPF, etc. - for these with
layer3 capabilily and DHCP, you can create loopback IP's to
source a packet, such as for 802.1x authentication. For
traditional switches, layer2 only, packets are broadcast
with IP addresses (source/destination) simply passed
through - entire frames are "switched" based on MAC address
(layer2) with no layer3 lookup/routing.

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Answer / sandeep


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Answer / s.m.feroz ahmed

Yes,by configuring VLAN one can switch from one ip to
another ip address.

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