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Thu, Mar 9, 2017 12:09 AM


DHCP on router or Ruckus?

I currently have the router behind the APs acting as a DHCP server.  Is there any advantage to letting the Ruckus units (R600) act as the authoritative DHCP server?  Does this give me more insight in any of the AP-level stats?


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No, using your Router's DHCP might be optimal.  There could be temporary problems obtaining an IP if your Master AP went down,
until a Standby took over services.

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Got it.  Just curious, I noticed in the statistics, when you look at traffic per-client, the only identifier there is the MAC address of the connected client.  I was wondering if when the Ruckus acts as the DHCP server it's able to resolve more client information (dhcp hostname, IP)?  If so, that would be worth the change (at least for the period of troubleshooting)...