I intend to setup a small office network. Based on the article below, it mention that I should use switch for all the LAN points for my cubicles, but I am puzzled.
How does switch issues IP address for each of the machine plug-in? since switch does not act like router and do not provide DHCP service.
Building a Small Office Network: The Difference Between Switches and Routers When building a small office network, the two most essential pieces of equipment you will need are switches and routers. Though they look similar, the two devices perform different functions in a network. Switches connect multiple devices (computers, printers, servers) on the same network within a building or campus. A switch enables connected devices to share information and talk to each other. Building a small office network isn’t possible without switches to tie devices together. Routers tie multiple networks together. When building a small office network, you’ll need one or more routers. A router connects your networked computers to the Internet. This enables all connected computers to share one single Internet connection. A router acts as a dispatcher, choosing the best route for your information to travel. It connects your business to the world, protects information from security threats, and can even decide which computers get priority over others.