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Q: WAP321

Hello Forum,

i am really sorry for the question that will follow!!!

I have a customer of me, who insists that the WAP321 has a integrated DHCP Server.

Could you please tell me the truth ;-) i need something black on white to show him.

Again sorry for that question and thank you

Yves

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Re: Q: WAP321

yves,

The WAP321 is an access point. None of the Small Business access points have a DHCP server. For the wireless clients to reach the internet, a router is used as the gateway. The router normally provides a DHCP server for the network, assigning IP addresses to wired and wireless clients. The access point can function as a DHCP client only, meaning that it can obtain an IP address from the DHCP server (router).

- Marty

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Re: Q: WAP321

yves,

The WAP321 is an access point. None of the Small Business access points have a DHCP server. For the wireless clients to reach the internet, a router is used as the gateway. The router normally provides a DHCP server for the network, assigning IP addresses to wired and wireless clients. The access point can function as a DHCP client only, meaning that it can obtain an IP address from the DHCP server (router).

- Marty

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Q: WAP321

mpyhala,

thank you! i know this, but now i have something (official from Cisco) to show to my client.

Thank you again.

Yves

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Q: WAP321

Hello again,

could you please add the following answer:

- To get the WAP321 working on a network you need a Router with DHCP in your network (like a Cisco RV180).

Sorry for wasting your time.

Yves

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Re: Q: WAP321

yves,

I edited my post to be more clear about the roles of the router and AP in regards to DHCP.

- Marty

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