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[softpedia]Windows 7 DHCP Network Hint

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The next iterations of the Windows client and server operating systems will deliver the evolution of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. According to the Redmond company, the Windows 7 DHCP enhancements are designed to make the operating system embrace networks with an associated SSID. In fact, the DHCP network hint is limited exclusively to wireless networks and is supported only on Internet Protocol v4. Essentially, the feature is set up to take Windows 7's level of network connectivity in WLAN and mobile/roaming scenarios. According to the Redmond company, DHCP enhancements are valid for both Windows 7 and Windows 7 Server (Windows Server 2008 R2).

“With the increase in popularity of laptops, it is very common for users to frequently reconnect to a previously visited network. In order to improve user experience in roaming scenarios, where the user connects back to a previously visited network where the user had a valid DHCP lease, DHCP network hint has been implemented in Windows 7 OS. DHCP network hint helps in identifying the correct DHCP configuration for a previously visited network and then using the configuration opportunistically. Network hint used in order to uniquely identify different network is SSID (Service Set Identifier) of a network,†revealed a member of the Windows DHCP Team.
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Doesn't sound like something hard to do. Probably up to 50 lines of C code.
You have to have database with the SSIDs and configurations, and DHCP to send request for preferred address/already used. I think It wont affect the overall experience of WLAN user.
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