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    Need help understanding DHCP through switch

    by cclc ·

    I have a Sonicwall TZ500 Firewall/Router and I am trying to connect and configure a switch through the firewall software.
    I am having difficulty understanding how DHCP can be accessed through the switch. I am instructed to give the management port a static ip different from the DHCP range. When a device connects to the switch, it is given an ip in the range of the management port not the firewall.

    For example: my DHCP range from the firewall is and my management port on the switch is When I plugged a laptop into the switch port 24 it assigned I want the switch to use the DHCP from the firewall. I don’t see dhcp enabled on the switch, actually I can’t locate anything regarding dhcp on the switch.

    If you don’t understand my description of the issue, please let me try to clear up the explanation.

    Thanks for reading

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      Missing detail.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Need help understanding DHCP through switch

      You write about a switch but no make or model. Also, most switches are unmanaged so to make the devices managed you put them on managed ports. It’s that simple.

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