In our previous article, we looked at how to configure DHCP Server on Cisco Routers. In this article, we will examine how automatic IP addresses are assigned to clients from DHCP Server on a different network.
We know that broadcast traffic doesn’t pass through routers. However, a computer searches for DHCP by broadcasting over the network segment for an IP address request. Since this traffic does not pass through routers, it cannot obtain an address if it cannot find a DHCP in the same segment.
With Cisco Packet Tracer, you can create network topologies and gain experience. This software is a network simulator program from Cisco and is completely free.
DHCP configuration automatically distributes IP addresses to computers that are communicating on the network, so you don’t have to manually assign IP addresses to computers.
SDM software is available to manage Cisco routers with a web-based application. You can install this software on the computer or router and make many basic settings.