While troubleshooting a DCHP client that is behaving erratically, you discover that the client has been assigned the same IP address as a printer that is a static IP address. Which option is the best way to resolve the problem?
Click on the arrows to vote for the correct answerA. B. C. D. E.
The best way to resolve the problem of a DHCP client being assigned the same IP address as a printer with a static IP address is to reserve the IP address for the printer using DHCP.
Answer E is the correct option: Reserve the printer IP address.
Explanation: When a device is assigned a static IP address, it means that the IP address is manually configured on the device and does not change unless someone manually reconfigures it. On the other hand, DHCP assigns IP addresses automatically to devices that connect to the network.
In this case, the DHCP client has been assigned the same IP address as the printer with a static IP address, which causes a conflict. To resolve the conflict, the best way is to reserve the IP address for the printer using DHCP.
IP address reservation is a feature of DHCP that assigns a specific IP address to a device based on its MAC address. By reserving an IP address for the printer, the DHCP server will not assign the same IP address to any other device, including the problematic DHCP client.
The other options are not appropriate solutions to this problem. Configuring a static route to the client (Option A) or assigning the client the same IP address as the router (Option B) do not address the conflict between the DHCP client and the printer. Moving the client to another IP subnet (Option C) or moving the printer to another IP subnet (Option D) would require significant network reconfiguration and may not be feasible.