DHCP Confusion

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hafiz nizar

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Sanjay Kumar, Employee

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Hi Hafiz,

Please check the below link and refer page 373.
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/2954-smartzone-5-1-2-administrator-guide-sz100-vsz-e/do...


Make sure the AP port on switch is trunk port allowing the VLANs configured on the SSID.
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Hi Sanjay,

Thanks for the documentation. I've read it it before actually.
Few questions here:
1) Corporate wifi VLAN gateway (2.2.2.1) is at the core switch. How do I create pool at the vSZ that include that gateway? I can't find the option to do that?
2) For the vSZ connection to the switch, should i set it as an access port or trunk port with native vlan?
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Hi Hafiz,

Here the AP will take the pool configured and will act like a DHCP server (depending on the configuration), AP will address the clients request.

You only need to make the AP port as trunk port carrying the VLANS. 
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hafiz nizar

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Hi Sanjay,

That's great. If I configure the Corporate wifi DCHP pool as below:


Which IP will be the gateway for VLAN2?
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Sanjay Kumar, Employee

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Hi Hafiz,

The gateway will be the AP's IP, depending on the config option you choose. There are 3 options as below:
Enable on Each AP.
Eable on Multiple APs.
Enable on Hierarchical APs.

On the link, check from page 374 for more details on how it works.
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hafiz nizar

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That's what I thought earlier based on the documentation.
Is there any way I can configure the DHCP pool from the vSZ/AP but I want the VLAN/subnet gateway is on the core switch?
Meaning, the DHCP for users will come from the vSZ/AP but the host/user gateway would be the core switch for communication with other VLANs/networks