Static DHCP via another box?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by gururise, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. gururise

    gururise Network Guru Member

    I'm wanting to switch over to HyperWRT; however, I absolutely would miss the Static DHCP feature in some of the other firmwares. In the big Static DHCP thread, someone mentioned that they were running a DHCP server from another server within their LAN.

    Now, I have a Fedora Core 3 box up and running all the time behind the router. I would like this box to serve as the DHCP server, that way I can have static DHCP; however, the question is... How can I get this type of setup to work with HyperWRT? If the fedora box assigns IP's, will the router automatically know the IP's of the workstations in my lan so that it can pass packets to them? What do I need to setup on the Router side to get this setup to work properly?

  2. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Disable DHCP on the LAN in the router and enable it on your Linux box. There should be only one DHCP server on the LAN unless you are running some complicated load balancing/failover setup.
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