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  1. How i can configure a fast-Ethernet interface to act as a DHCP client? and, is there any configuration we need to do apart from the configuration you have shown in DHCP server for that?

  2. Hi Hussein,

    When you have two DHCP servers in the same subnet then the host will receive an IP address from whoever answers first. This can be dangerous btw, take a look here:


    The 2950 or 2960 switches support DHCP server I believe but I would probably not use them for this as you can configure only one IP address on them (for management).


  3. Hi Rene

    How about reserving certain IP addresses and having the Dhcp allocate them automatically to specific hosts on the LAN



  4. Lazaros, big thanks for that info. I was not aware of those issues. Do you know if that is also true for Polycom phones? That’s what we’re working with at this customer’s locations.

    What is this recommended way of handling DHCP when you have a dual router location and want to ensure that all phones can grab an IP if one router fails?



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