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DHCP QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by icer1, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. icer1

    icer1 Network Guru Member

    I have ordered 2 Linksys WRT54GS routers and plan to hook them up to a satillite directway system. My plan is to connect both of the WRT54GS routers to the ISP router via a cat 5e cable. The WRT54GS's will be in different areas of the building. My question is related to DHCP. What is the best way to handle DHCP? Do I need to enable a range on one of the WRT54GS and diable the DHCP on the other? Will the non DHCP router look to the other router for an IP address? Or does one create a dchp pool on each router (non conflicting) but within the same network and let each location pull from its own wap? i.e router 1 = DHCP 192.168.1.1-25 and router 2 = 192.168.1.26-50 all with a 255.255.255.0 mask.

    Hardware isn't here yet.. just planning...any suggestions?

    Icer1
     
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    What I'd do is enable DHCP on the router the ISP sent you and disable it on both of the WRTs. Then connect the cables from the ISP's router to a LAN port on your WRT's which will allow the clients connected to the WRTs to get their DHCP strait from the main router. Finally configure non-conflicting static IP addresses for the LAN interface of the two WRTs.

    Example:

    [ISP Router]
    WAN: Whatever
    LAN: 192.168.1.1
    DHCP: 192.168.1.50 - 192.168.1.100

    [WRT1]
    WAN/Internet: Ignore
    LAN: 192.168.1.2

    [WRT2]
    WAN/Internet: Ignore
    LAN: 192.168.1.3

    Good luck. :)

    P.S. Why the double post to the TinyPEAP forum? :noway: :eyebrow:
     

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