Using DHCP on the Zone Director

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Hi I am new to Ruckus and am wondering the following. Since we are very low on network IP addresses in the AD DHCP, can I have the Ruckus DHCP give out IPs for just wireless clients and will it route to the corporate network? I hope I am clear with what I am trying to accomplish here. Let me know. Thank you.
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Steven Rizkalla

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Posted 3 months ago

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Abilash P R, Employee

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Hi Steven,

The Internal DHCP server on the ZD has limited ability, when you enable it; even wired clients connected on the same VLAN as ZD/AP would get IP address. It does not have routing option so it has to be done on the Wired End.

Regards,
Abilash PR.
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Tim Morton

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Like Abilash said, it would give up and see my dresses as your ad DHCP. Having a duplicate IP addresses on your network is never a good thing.

The best thing that you could do is create a separate VLAN for your wireless clients. Then you can have your ad DHCP server and out a whole new set of IP addresses. If you want me have layer 2 switches and an additional VLAN is not possible you can always extend your network out a larger subnet.