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By TobeJ ·
Hi there,

I need to find a soulution for our current Ip configs. We already run an DHCP server with Novell, but this only covers 1/2 of our staff. The other 98% of the staff are fine with static addressing, but there are still about 2% of users who travel from one site to another that do not have access to a DHCP server. Is there a off the shelf device that will do this? Nothing to expensive, just somehting that fires out addressing to clients.

Thanks for the help.

Toby

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to DHCP Server!

I am not sure exactly what you are asking for. You have a few users that go offsite, but they must have an IP address. Do they need an IP address that is in the same range as your DHCP scope? I know that some MS OS's provide for APIPA. Not really sure if this is what you are looking for. If you could provide some more info, I might have a better idea.

Thanx

Norm

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by gary In reply to DHCP Server!

Try an off the shelf cable modem router / they usually have DHCP built in and are config able

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by pschuvie In reply to DHCP Server!

For those that travel there is a product called Netswitcher that allows for a two ip setup that makes it easy to switch back and forth.

You could set one setting to be a static ip and the other a dhcp ip and that should serve your needs if I understand what your saying.

This setup has been particularly useful to people who work from home and have a static address at the office but use dial up or cable connections which assign ips at the home connection.

Hope this helps

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by rgrowcock In reply to DHCP Server!

Another thought for you, one that I use in my company, assign a static address to the traveling user's pc. Reserve a range that will work for all places, and only assign them to the travelers.

For my company, I have assigned the laptops a 192.168.1.200-192.168.1.250 range. Then for each laptop at the different site, it is broken down by sections yet again. I.e. One office has the 192.168.1.200-220 range, Charlotte has the 192.168.1.221-242 range, etc. That way there is no chance of duplicate IP addresses.

Also, if you use WINS, standardize your mail servers if you have different ISPs for each office. Again, each of our offices use "smtp" for the outbound mail server and it is statically mapped in WINS to the local mail server. This prevents the users from changing settings when they are in the different offices.

This setup has worked for me for about 1-1/2 years without a problem. Hope it helps you!

Roger

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