[Dnsmasq-discuss] Multiple subnets question

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Wed Jul 8 13:20:23 BST 2015


Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 01:26:30PM +0200, Hartmut Krafft wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> 
> <snip>
>
>> >Is it possible to somehow tell a router (the W311R+) to pass DHCP
>> >requests on to its WAN side and then get dnsmasq to assign an IP in
>> >the correct range for the W311R+.
>> 
>> >From the top of my mind: Set the "LAN"side of the W311 to the same subnet
>> as the rest, don't use the "WAN" port, connect the cable to the "LAN"port.
>> DHCP broadcasts should reach dnsmasq if the WiFi and LAN ports are bridged.
>> 
> Yes, I hoped/thought this should work but it would appear not.  Maybe
> it's a quirk/failing of this particular wireless router (I'm only
> using it because I happened to have it).

Another option is using something like this: http://linux.die.net/man/8/dhcrelay

-Toke



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