The DHCP address pool defines the range of the IP address that can be assigned to stations in the network. Aallows wireless stations to receive an available IP with lease time control. If needed or required in the network, the DAP-2553 is capable of acting as a DHCP server.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns dynamic IP addresses to devices on the network. This protocol simplifies network management and allows new wireless devices to receive IP addresses automatically without the need to manually assign new IP addresses. Select Enable to allow the D-Link DAP-2553 to function as a DHCP server.
IP Assigned From:
Input the first IP address available for assignment on your network.
The Range of Pool (1-254):
Enter the number of IP addresses available for assignment. IP addresses are increments of the IP address specified in the “IP Assigned From” field.
All devices in the network must have the same subnet mask to communicate. Enter the submask for the network here.
Enter the IP address of the gateway on the network.
Specify the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server address for the wireless network. WINS is a system that determines the IP address of a network computer that has a dynamically assigned IP address.
Enter the IP address of the Domain Name System (DNS) server. The DNS server translates domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP addresses.
Enter the domain name of the network, if applicable. (An example of a domain name is: www.dlink.cc.)
Lease Time(60-31536000 sec):
The lease time is the period of time before the DHCP server will assign new IP addresses.