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Configuring the Router as a DHCP Client with Quick Configuration

The DHCP Client Quick Configuration page allows you to configure a server to act as a DHCP client and receive the TCP/IP settings and the IP address for any physical interface.

Figure 122 shows the DHCP Client Quick Configuration page.

Figure 122: DHCP Client Quick Configuration Page

DHCP Client Quick Configuration
Page

To configure the DHCP client with Quick Configuration:

  1. In the J-Web user interface, select Configuration > Quick Configuration > DHCP Client.
  2. Under DHCP Client, click Add and enter information into the DHCP Client Quick Configuration page as described in Table 160
  3. From the DHCP Client Quick Configuration page, click one of the following buttons:

Table 160: DHCP Client Quick Configuration Summary

Field

Function

Your Action

DHCP Client 

DHCP Client

Enables you to configure the router to operate as a DHCP client.

From the DHCP Quick Configuration page, click Add under DHCP Client.

Interface (required)

Specifies the interface on which to configure the DHCP client.

Type the name of the interface.

Client Identifier

Specifies the name of the client used by the DHCP server to index its database of address bindings.

The client identifier can be an ASCII or hexadecimal string.

Do either of the following:

  • Select the client identifier type from the list. If you select Hexadecimal, you must type the client identifier using numbers 0 through 9, and letters A through F.
  • Type the client identifier.

Lease Time (seconds)

Specifies the time to negotiate and exchange DHCP messages.

Type a number between 60 and 2,147,483,647 (seconds).

Retransmission Attempt

Specifies the number of attempts the router is allowed to retransmit a DHCP packet fallback.

Type a number between 0 and 6.

The default is 4.

Retransmission Interval (seconds)

Specifies the time interval allowed between successive retransmission attempts.

Type a number between 4 and 64.

The default is 4.

DHCP Server Address

Specifies the preferred DHCP server the DHCP clients contact with DHCP queries.

Type the IPv4 address of the DHCP server.

Vendor Class ID

Specifies the vendor class identity number for the DHCP client.

Type the vendor class ID.

Update Server

Specifies whether the propagation of TCP/IP settings is enabled on the specified interface (if it is acting as a DHCP client) to the DHCP server configured on the router.

To enable the propagation of TCP/IP settings to the DHCP server configured on the router, select Update Server check box.


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