I have the following scenario/situation that I am trying to get clarification on. Let's say you have a smart switch/router. You set it up with a DHCP pool of 192.168.1.20-250. If I set up a device connected to the network with a static address of 192.168.1.25 and then connect 10 additional devices which are all using DHCP. Will the initial device realize there is something already using .25 and "skip" over that address. Or will it assign the .25 to one of the ten devices and just create a conflict. Basically my question is, in this case a cable modem, is it smart enough to see what devices and what address are connected to it and when assigning DHCP address, will it skip over any address that is used by a device using a static address.
Thank you for any insight into the situation.