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Access Points - DHCP or Static IPs

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  • 1.  Access Points - DHCP or Static IPs

    Posted Oct 24, 2022 01:42 PM
    Is it best practice to set static IPs for the Aruba access points once they pick up an IP via DHCP?


  • 2.  RE: Access Points - DHCP or Static IPs

    Posted Oct 24, 2022 01:58 PM
    Best practice is to use DHCP for AP addressing. Unless you have a specific reason why your APs need a static address, always use DHCP.

    Dustin Burns

    Lead Mobility Engineer @Worldcom Exchange, Inc.

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  • 3.  RE: Access Points - DHCP or Static IPs

    Posted Oct 24, 2022 02:41 PM
    Thank you.

    Kind Regards,

    Peter Abene | Wireless LAN Network Engineer

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  • 4.  RE: Access Points - DHCP or Static IPs

    Posted 27 days ago
    may i know why ?what is the benefits of using DHCP over static ?
    always i know to put static for network devices but now i have more than 1500 AP and i found also they are using DHCP

  • 5.  RE: Access Points - DHCP or Static IPs

    Posted 27 days ago
    DHCP is beneficial because it will automatically address your Access Points. With 1,500 DHCP saves you the task of manually assigning and configuring each AP with an IP address. Aruba has historically used DHCP options for device management instructions also (telling the AP how to find AirWave or a Controller). DHCP allows you to plug an AP in and then essentially all further management takes place from your Network Management of choice, Aruba Central or AirWave.

    DHCP reduces the risk of misconfiguration or IP address overlap. Also, if you need to relocate an AP it can automatically get an IP address in it's new location and won't be statically configured for a particular subnet which might require reconfiguration.