Several DHCP Servers
Posted on 2008-06-13
I have a simple network, all on one subnet (192.168.64.?). The main router has two wireless routers connected to it.
Normally I'd leave the dhcp servers of the two wireless routers off, and the main router assigns addresses 100 to 150. Does it hurt anything to say, instead have all three routers with their DHCP servers turned on, and have them spread the range out? E.g. main router assigns from 50-100, wireless router 1 from 101-150, wireless router 2 from 151-200? If you turn DHCP on on the wireless router, does it block any DHCP packets from relaying through to the main router?
The reason I ask is because I want the wireless routers to gracefully not allow any more than about 10 clients to connect, and I can't do that when the IP's are handed out by the main router. I'd like the wireless routers to manage their own IP addresses for the wireless clients.