We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

DHCP to a specific switch and or VLAN

jeeperyj asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
My goal is to have our 3com network switch hand out a specific scope I created in DHCP.   We have old 3com equipment and the documentation for it is awful.  My first idea, was to create a vlan on our core switch (a 3com 4050) and then assign the vlan an ip address.   After hours of searching i feel it can't be done.  With that said, I created a VLAN 88 on my core switch and added a port to it.  I then connected that port to an old 3300 3com switch.  I then setup a DHCP scope (on our dhcp server)  for 10.10.88.x for the new switch.  I changed the switches default management IP to, etc.

When I plug in a pc I get our normal dhcp addresses.  How can I force this switch to use the new scope?  

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 19 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE