What is the default gateway located for VC assigned SSID?

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1. Can we set the default gateway on VC -assigned SSID?

2. Where is the default gateway on a VC assigned SSID?



1. We cannot set the default gateway on the VC assigned SSID. It is the first valid host IP from the scope that is configured.

2. The job of Default gateway is done by the VC. The client will send the packets destined to external networks to the MAC address of the VC.


We have a cluster with following configuration:

ip dhcp pool
 dns-server xx.xx.xx.xx
 lease-time 60


Lets have a look at the PCAP below:


  1. VC is slave IP is
  2. In the DHCP offer, the client gets an IP address of
  3. Default gateway is first IP address from the range,
  4. Packets destined to the internet will be sent without the mac address of the Default gateway of the subnet i.e.
  5. We see that the TCP syn is sent to a public site, the frame as mac address of the VC itself. Once the VC receives the packet, it will do a NAT and send the data upstream.



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