Extend Aerohive WLAN over WAN

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we have a Branch-Router infrastructur at one of our schools. Actually there is one SSID with a guest use network for the students. The school has a second campus with no direct connection to the main campus but with its own WAN connection. What we want to do is to extend the students-network to that campus over another branch router. So I have configured a second branch router, added it to the school policy and connected it to the internet connection of the 2nd campus. Branch router comes up. Then I configured an access point (ap230) and plugged it to the new branch router. Access point also comes up and offers me the students SSID. With an notebook I could connect to the students-SSID but I do not get an IP-adress via DHCP on the students-VLAN.
Is there anything else I need to do?

Thanks a lot,
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Roberto Minotti, Employee

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hi jennelu,

you should have configured a DHCP for the Network you setup while configuring the VLAN. Be aware your DHCP is still local, so your router must offer the right pool for the right VLAN

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Hi thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I do not understand what you mean. Please take a look at my graphic:

- The network object "school" (192.168.252/23) is actually defined as guest use network
- Side B is working actually (I can connect via PPSK, get an ip address from the pool
- Whats working on Side C: I can see the SSID "school" from the access points, can connect via existing PPSK
- Whats not working on Side C: Because there is no direct connection between site B and C, I do not get an ip address for my client via dhcp

Now what I want to know is, if there is any possibility to add a new VLAN subnet for the existing user-profile "school" on side C with an dhcp-server on branch-router 2 so that the clients on site C get an ip address via dhcp?
My second question is (if the first one is possible): Can I set up routing between the school-subnets so that the clients on site C can connect the server on site B?

Big thanks for your help!
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Easiest according to me is configuring DHCP on branch router in site C like you said. Other possibility is using same server in site B, but then you should relay the dhcp requests to router in site B (using an ip helpder address). Then clients in site C will also get an ip address from site B. 

Once the clients get an ip address in site c they should connect to site A, so if routing between site A & B is fine, the clients will be able to connect to the server in site B.