Setting up WDS network with Static, but still need DHCP on client

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, May 26, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I set up a WDS based network for my friends company, containing 4 wired
    clients and 3 wireless clients. I have set up the network with static
    addresses in the range of 172.20.4.X, and my subnet is .128. the network is
    running fine, but when his boss needs to leave town and use a wireless
    connection in a hotel or airport (usually all configured to DHCP in the range
    of 192.168.1.X, or 0.x), he has to go into the network properties and set
    everything for auto assign, then put the static back in when he gets home.
    Due to security and router problems, i would like to keep the static
    addressing in place, but is there anyway i can make a profile for the boss's
    laptop, allowing him to keep the static info in place, but still be able to
    connect to DHCP services w/out having to reconfigure?
    Guest, May 26, 2006
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  2. If the client machines are running XP and there is no DHCP server on the
    network, configure the clients to obtain an IP address automatically. Then
    use the Alternate configuraation tab to set the static IPs:

    The result is that whenever the machine cannot reach a DHCP server it will
    use the static IP - if a DHCP server is present, the machine will get a
    dynamic IP.

    Doug Sherman
    Doug Sherman [MVP], May 26, 2006
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    Jack Guest

    Jack, May 26, 2006
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you to both Doug and Jack, i knew there was a way to do it, just
    couldn't remember for the life of me, thanks again.
    Guest, May 26, 2006
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