Does Aerohive perform it's own DHCP server to serve a guest SSID ?

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Do the Aerohive AP's or indeed the cloud console have the ability to give out DHCP addresses or do we need a 3rd party server/router/switch to do this ? We have 2 SSID's one of which gets DHCP from a Windows server and the other "guest" SSID does the same but we'd like for the Aerohive to give it's own seperate DHCP range direct to the "guest" clients ?
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ian wilson

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Roberto Minotti, Employee

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Hi Ian, 

surely you can! Go in the specific AP you want to elect a DHCP server and choose which interface or sub-interface to bind the service.

Monitor -> AP Modify -> DHCP Server & Relay
 
Ciao
Roberto
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Thanks Roberto....i've found the DHCP option now but it gives me a list of interfaces to bind it to (i.e mgt.0 etc) but how can i tell which interface the guest DHCP is on ?  We only have a single cable going to each AP if that makes any difference.
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Roberto Minotti, Employee

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You can select mgt0.1 and insert a VLAN tag, but your switch must be configured to accept 802.1Q frames. You can also select the NAT options and enable the NAT firewall on the user profile, but in this way you will loose roaming session.

HTH
Roberto
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ian wilson

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That's great. thanks