dynamic IP address

A dynamic IP address is one that can change without the device’s user having to do anything. Dynamic IP addresses allow networks to control the IP addresses of devices that connect to them. This allows you to connect portable devices to different networks without needing to manually change their IP addresses.

Dynamic IP addresses are set by network protocols, most often DHCP.

Bill Dickie

Technical Writer at Fortinet
After completing a science degree at the University of Waterloo, Bill began his professional life teaching college chemistry in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and fell into technical writing after moving to Ottawa in the mid '80s. Tech writing stints at all sorts of companies finally led to joining Fortinet to write the first FortiGate-300 Administration Guide.