DHCP Aironet 1200 series AP

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by ryankbrown, May 25, 2005.

  1. ryankbrown

    ryankbrown Guest

    Is it possible to use an Aironet 1200 series AP to serve DHCP address'?
    I have been thrown into a situation as a newbie where I need to
    identify a problem my company is having with a wireless set-up. I have
    identified an issue where a client makes a DHCP request upon attaching
    to the preciously mentioned AP. This goes to a Proxim SU back to the BU
    at the server which hosts the DHCP. I am having issues at times due to
    a slow or interrupted connection between the SU and BU that causes the
    clients to time-out waiting for the DHCP response. I was hoping to
    alleviate this issue by putting the DHCP load on the AP. Is this at all

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    ryankbrown, May 25, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    Yes you can use a 1200 series to hand out DHCP. If you're running IOS
    on your 1200, it should be similar to this:


    Setting it up is very straight forward:

    1200(config)# ip dhcp excluded-address
    1200(config)# ip dhcp pool DHCPPOOLNAME
    1200(dhcp-config)# network
    1200(dhcp-config)# lease 5
    1200(dhcp-config)# end

    Just a side note - I had a similar problem with my 1100 series APs.
    DHCP requests would time out, even though the host appeared to be
    connected. It turned out to be a conflict with the wireless channel I
    was using. Once I moved it to another channel, everything started
    working again.

    Spencer Teran, May 27, 2005
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