I have what I believe to be a very simple question. On my office network I have 4 wireless routers each one hard wired into the main office router and each one serving a different area in the office. I understand that it is bad procedure to have more than one dhcp server even if I configure each one as dhcp servers on different IP ranges. Therefore, if I configure just one of these wirless routers as dhcp, will clients be able to get connected even if they are connecting to router in their area which is NOT the network dhcp server? Will they be able to discover an IP address from the server even though they do are not able to reach it ? So far, I am having intermittent success with this. Why can I not set up each router as dhcp servers but using different non-conflicting IP ranges ?
15 years ago