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Access network design for branch, remote, outdoor and campus locations with Aruba access points, and mobility controllers.
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Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

  • 1.  Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

    Posted Jan 17, 2015 03:02 PM

    I would like the AP's to obtain an IP address from our standard DHCP server that serves or pc's. Do I need to make changes to the AP's config? What are the steps that the AP takes in looking for a DHCP server?



  • 2.  RE: Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

    Posted Jan 17, 2015 03:20 PM
    APs default to DHCP out of the box. Are wired clients in the same VLAN getting an address? 


  • 3.  RE: Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

    Posted Jan 17, 2015 03:39 PM
    Yes, they are on the same subnet.


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  • 4.  RE: Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

    Posted Jan 17, 2015 03:21 PM
    By default Aruba APs obtain their IP from DHCP. The AP will follow the normal process any other device would to request a DHCP address. Just be sure if you're using a mobility controller that you have the proper discovery method in place (DHCP Option 43, DNS (aruba-master.yourdomain.com), or ADP if it's in the same subnet).


  • 5.  RE: Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

    Posted Jan 17, 2015 03:40 PM
    Thanks.  ADP is on by default, right?


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  • 6.  RE: Need AP's to obtain IP address from DHCP Server

    Posted Jan 17, 2015 07:58 PM
    Correct.