Wireless Access Point not passing DHCP request.
Posted on 2005-04-04
Can a Wireless Access Point (Cisco Aironet 1200) block DHCP requests? I have one PC using a Dell wireless NIC. Upon startup, the PC does not receive IP address via DHCP, the computer instead defaults to the Automatic Private IP address. The DHCP server is on the local network. If I put in a static IP address it works fine. The PC will obtain DHCP Address if physically moved to a wired network connection. I know that the WAP is a layer 2 device and does not route based on protocol, but on MAC address. But the radio must be blocking somehow. I have 2 WAP radios on each end of a building. Using a laptop configured for wireless that uses one radio, I attempted to obtain a dynamic IP address with the radio in question, and received the same result as with the PC. One WAP works fine and I have configured both radios the same via Internet Browser.
Does anyone know of command level commands that can be used to block or unblock DHCP requests?