DHCP and our existing router



  • Our network is issued ip address’s by a D-Link DSL-502T ADSL Modem, which is plugged into a network switch.

    So I guess the DHCP server on our network is the dlink modem. I don’t know a lot about routers or dhcp, and would appreciate any advice on what to look for in the modems settings.


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    You have a few options, listed in order of complexity and setup requirements:
    [LIST=1]
    []Disable DHCP on your DLINK ADSL modem and use Fog as your DHCP server. The config is really easy if you just need it to give out adresses to a small network.
    [
    ]Disable DHCP on your DLINK ADSL modem and use a spare computer running Ubuntu as a dedicated DHCP server.
    [*]Leave DHCP running on your DLINK ADSL modem and configure your Fog server to use LTSP/ProxyDHCP so it answers PXE boot requests with next server and file name options, but doesn’t handle giving out IP addresses.
    [/LIST]


  • Moderator

    [quote=“Hunter, post: 3900, member: 1221”]You could disable DHCP on your router and build/configure a stand-alone DHCP server out of any spare computer you might have. I did mine using Linux Mint. That said, I believe their is a way to build/use the fog server has a DHCP server.[/quote]
    Yes when installing fog just select y when asked about dhcp .

    You might find installing webmin helpful too



  • [quote=“Remus, post: 3808, member: 1046”]Our network is issued ip address’s by a D-Link DSL-502T ADSL Modem, which is plugged into a network switch.

    So I guess the DHCP server on our network is the dlink modem. I don’t know a lot about routers or dhcp, and would appreciate any advice on what to look for in the modems settings.[/quote]

    You could disable DHCP on your router and build/configure a stand-alone DHCP server out of any spare computer you might have. I did mine using Linux Mint. That said, I believe their is a way to build/use the fog server has a DHCP server.


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