Do wireless "routers" need to be setup at DHCP servers?
let me explain my setup:
the "main" router is a wired netgear router (lets call it Router1), acting as a DHCP server. I have a VOIP wired router (lets call it VOIP1) connected to the main router. The WAN port on VOIP1 is connected to a LAN port on Router1. So, essentially, VOIP1 thinks it is connected to the internet, but in realty it's WAN IP is an IP which has been assigned by the DHCP server from Router1.
I have disabled the DHCP server on VOIP1. No clients ever need to connect to that device - other than the two telephones.
Here's the trouble: A second VOIP router - lets call it VOIP2 - has been conected. VOIP2 WAN port is connected in the same manner as VOIP1.
VOIP2 is a wireless router.
I want to have clients connect to the wireless port. Here's the trouble: The DHCP server on the wireless router must be a different subnet as the main subnet - because VOIP2's "WAN" IP is from the same subnet as the "main" LAN.
My question: do wireless clients need to have their IP's assigned by DHCP?