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DCHP Setup Question

tgarrity asked
Last Modified: 2012-02-08
I have four locations each with about 20 PCs per location.  For this question I will refer to the locations as A, B, C, and D

I have 2 DHCP servers at location A, and 1 DHCP server at location C.  The other two locations (B, and D) do now have any DHCP servers.

Location A is on subnet 10.1.192.x (Router is
Location B is on subnet 10.1.194.x (Router is
Location C is on subnet 10.1.196.x (Router is
Location D is on subnet 10.1.198.x (Router is

I have a SuperScope defined on the two DHCP servers in Location A.
Can these servers hand out IP addresses for Locations B, C, and D, or just A?

When doing some testing with DHCP server located in Location A, I was not able to get an IP address using DHCP at Location B.

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Top Expert 2012

Yes they sure can. But you have to configure your network in a way that the DHCP Discover messages (broadcast) get passed on to the servers. If you have cisco switches or routers you have to configure ip helper-address statements on the vlan or ethernet interfaces. If you have other hardware please let us know so we can find the commands you have to use there.



Location A, router is a Cisco 2811, switch HP Procurve
Location B, router is a Cisco 1841, switch HP Procurve
Location C, router is a Cisco 1841, switch HP Procurve
Location D, router is a Cisco 1841, switch HP Procurve
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