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Aironet 1200 AP as a DHCP Server

Can a 1200 AP act as a DHCP Server to only my Wireless Clients? And if so how can I configure it?

I have posted this in another area as well.

Thanks for any help. I am new to the wireless scene. Never liked it much because of security issues.

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Re: Aironet 1200 AP as a DHCP Server

Hi Dan,

Here is an excerpt from a good doc on DHCP for IOS AP's;

Setting up the DHCP Server

"By default, access points are configured to receive IP settings from a DHCP server on your network. You can also configure an access point to act as a DHCP server to assign IP settings to devices on both your wired and wireless LANs.

The 1100 series access point becomes a mini-DHCP server by default when it is configured with factory default settings and it cannot receive IP settings from a DHCP server. As a mini-DHCP server, the 1100 series access point provides up to 20 IP addresses between 10.0.0.11 and 10.0.0.30 to a PC connected to its Ethernet port and to wireless client devices configured to use either no SSID or tsunami as the SSID, and with all security settings disabled. The mini-DHCP server feature is disabled automatically when you assign a static IP address to the 1100 series access point. Because it has a console port to simplify initial setup, the 1200 series access point does not become a DHCP server automatically."

Here is a link to the actual doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080184a86.html#1060653

Hope this helps!

Rob

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