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Is there a way to change the DHCP scope on an iphone running IOS 8.1?  Specifically I have an iphone 6.  I found a doc showing how it is done on IOS 7, but the feature has either been moved or removed.  By default it is handing out 172.20.10.X and that doesn't play nice with the IP range my work VPN hands out.  

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by:Hamidreza Vakilian
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Your DHCP IP is assigned by the DHCP server and the iOS has nothing to do with it. Check your DHCP server settings, and change the range of assigned IPs there.

By the way you can also assign a static IP address manually; both on your iOS or on your router/accesspoint/etc.
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by:Alan
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At least in my experience, when a phone (android or iphone) goes into hotspot mode, wifi is disabled. There is nothing to give out IPs but the phone itself.    When a phone is setup as a hotspot, it is acting as the wireless router and therefore handing out addresses.  There is nothing giving the iphone IPs.

On my android phone, I can set the DHCP range/IPs it gives out to devices that connect to it.  Maybe it can't be done in IOS 7 either after looking some more, so maybe Apple has just never allowed it.  I think the default is 172.20.10.1 - .3, so only a few devices can connect at one time.  

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Hamidreza Vakilian earned 1500 total points
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Unfortunately it's not possible unless you jailbreak your phone.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/24673723#24673723
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by:Alan
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Yeah, I had seen that same post but was still hoping.

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by:Alan
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Your first post wasn't correct, so not sure if you really have mobile phone hotspot knowledge/experience.  So, giving a B since you found the same post on an apple site as I did.
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