DHCP Across Wireless Bridge

Anthony Hoppe anthony.hoppe at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 18:39:15 UTC 2013

Hi Simon,

I have always been under the impression that if I set the EnGenius WAP to
"WDS bridge", it will only be able to associate with other EnGenius WAPs
that are in "WDS bridge" mode.  In my current setup, the EnGenius WAP
associates with a Meraki MR16 WAP.  I suppose I could give it a try and see
what happens.

Though, the interesting thing is that Cisco's DHCP server seems to work
fine with the current setup.  I wonder what it does differently...

~ Anthony

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Simon Hobson <simon at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:

> Anthony Hoppe wrote:
> > I am using an EnGenius WAP (I can't find and/or recall the model at the
> moment) in client bridge mode.
> I have some EnGenius stuff in use at work - and when setting up a bridge
> there is a bit of a gotcha. Working from memory (it's a long time since I
> set htem up), you need to set the client end into WDS mode, not client
> bridge mode. I know it seems back to front, but in client bridge mode, all
> the clients appear to come from the MAC address fo the client bridge; in
> WDS mode, you get to see the client MACs. If the MAC address is mangled,
> the client won't get the right packet back - and DHCP won't work.
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