How to Configure the DHCP Relay in TP-Link Switch

Please let me know that how to configure the DHCP relay in TP-Link switch. I am facing some issues while trying to do this. Help me.
  • Gary

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  • 6 months ago

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Keeping the DHCP server and the client in the same LAN is important as then the server will respond at the request of the clients. There are various functions of DHCP relays as it is used to resolve issues and helps to transmit DHCP packets of different subnets so that each packet shares some DHCP server.

And now you can configure the DHCP Relay in your TP- Link Switch by just following some simple steps like going to routing, DHCP server and enabling it. Enter the network address then enter the subnet mask and destination subnet. Change its interface to and add the port required 1/0/4,1/0/6 and 1/0/8 in VLAN10.

Finally select the global configuration then run CD and enter the  ipconfig/release. Now clients will receive IP from DHCP server correctly.

Below are the Simple Steps to Configure the DHCP Relay in TP-Link Switch:

Step 1: Log in to the T2600G-28TS, enable the DHCP server and set up two IP address pools. Go to Routing, DHCP server, DHCP server and then finally enable it. 

Step 2: Go to Routing, DHCP Server, pool Setting, and then enter the Network Address. Also, you are required to subnet the mask. Therefore, Default Gateway and Lease Time are required. After that, select Create. Carry out the same step once again and then set an IP address pool. Now, you are going to get two address pools on the pool table. 

Step 3: Create a static routing in your T2600G-28TS. It tells you how to send the packets back to the clients. Go to Routing, Static Routing. Enter Subnet Mask and destination subnet. Now, we are going to set the You can see it as the next hop of your routing. Now, the configuration of the DHCP server is over. 

Step 4: In the first step of this settings, you must give it another interface as it conflicted with the one in T2600G-28TS. Select Routing and then select Interface. Now, change its interface to Then, you can log in by entering the IP address 

Step 5: After that, various subnets will be divided into many VLANs. Therefore, we need to make two VLANs. Now, you are required to add the port 1/0/4, 1/0/6 and 1/0/8 in VLAN10. After that, you need to add the port 1/0/3 and 1/0/5 in VLAN20. 

Step 6: After that, you must turn on the DHCP relay. After that, you must go to Routing, DHCP Relay and then finally select Global Config. DHCP server settings is used for specifying DHCP server for VLANs. Now, the configuration about the DHCP Relay will be over. After that, check whether this is working or not.  

Step 7: Connect your computer to the ports which belong to the various ports. After that, run CD and enter the command ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew. Now, you are going to see some results on the screen. 

Now, the clients will receive IP from the DHCP server correctly.

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