[Mikrotik] dhcp-client always "searching"

Robert Andrews robert at avantwireless.com
Mon Apr 16 17:45:52 CDT 2012


Bill,
     I thought I would say hi, as you are in my old stomping 
grounds...   Grew up in LG, went to UCSC...   Lived in that area for 
over 35 years, glad to hear that wireless is growing there!

Best,
     Robert Andrews
     LGHS 75,  UCSC 81,  Netscape 94....

On 04/16/2012 03:27 PM, Bill Prince wrote:
> What I'm wondering is whether the existing IP is getting in the way?
>
> The old setup was a static IP on ether1.  We're renumbering everything 
> (new block from ARIN), and rather than do statics, I thought it would 
> save time to just set them to dhcp clients on a subnet-by-subnet basis.
>
> The existing IP has a default route set.
>
> So I did not delete or disable the old IP, I just wanted to test the 
> dhcp.
>
>
> bp
>
>
> On 4/16/2012 3:13 PM, Bill Prince wrote:
>> The working clients are just plain Canopy SMs.  Set to DHCP client 
>> w/NAT and the DNS passing through to the LAN.
>>
>> There are 6 APs attached to a CMM micro between the Mikrotik and the 
>> APs.  Same collision domain.  One of the mikrotik clients is on the 
>> same AP as one of the Canopy SM clients.  The other mikrotik client 
>> is on a different AP, but same collision domain.
>>
>> I can ping the IP of the mikrotik router from the client.
>>
>> bp
>>
>>
>> On 4/16/2012 3:07 PM, Josh Luthman wrote:
>>> The clients that are working - what are they?  Are they in the same
>>> collision domain?
>>>
>>> What's the network look like between the dhcp server and the working
>>> and non working clients?
>>>
>>> Josh Luthman
>>> Office: 937-552-2340
>>> Direct: 937-552-2343
>>> 1100 Wayne St
>>> Suite 1337
>>> Troy, OH 45373
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM, Bill Prince
>>> <part-15 at skylinebroadbandservice.com>  wrote:
>>>> I believe the server is ready and waiting.  There are other 
>>>> (non-mikrotik)
>>>> clients working on the subnet, and there are approximately 198 
>>>> unused IPs.
>>>>
>>>> The Mikrotik DHCP server is running on ROS 3.11.  I've got one 
>>>> mikrotik
>>>> client on ROS 3.17, and another on ROS 4.17; neither one of them is 
>>>> working.
>>>>   They're both just "searching".
>>>>
>>>> bp
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 4/16/2012 2:57 PM, Josh Luthman wrote:
>>>>> Something is blocking it then.  Are you sure you have the client on
>>>>> the correct interface?  Is the server ready to go with IPs left in 
>>>>> the
>>>>> pool?
>>>>>
>>>>> Josh Luthman
>>>>> Office: 937-552-2340
>>>>> Direct: 937-552-2343
>>>>> 1100 Wayne St
>>>>> Suite 1337
>>>>> Troy, OH 45373
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Bill Prince
>>>>> <part-15 at skylinebroadbandservice.com>    wrote:
>>>>>> I've never used the dhcp-client until today.  However, it doesn't 
>>>>>> seem to
>>>>>> be
>>>>>> working.  All it does is "searching", and there is no hint of a 
>>>>>> request
>>>>>> on
>>>>>> the dhcp-server side.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What am I missing?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If there is a valid (and working) IP (on a different subnet) on 
>>>>>> the same
>>>>>> interface does the dhcp-client get wiggy or something?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> bp
>>>>>>
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