Balance 20/30 - DHCP Reservation Import


#1

When upgrading hardware from one Peplink device to another, configuration files are not always compatible. Even older versions of the same product’s (eg. Balance 30 Hardware Version 3 in my case) configuration file may not be compatible with the latest version of the same product. This makes upgrading to new hardware cumbersome

Ideally, it would be nice to have a configuration file converter, or to have the software for new devices recognize configuration files from older devices. Assuming that is complicated to do correctly, a simpler approach is to streamline one of the more cumbersome parts of manually setting up a new device, which is porting the DHCP reservation table.

In the current interface, there is a way to export DHCP reservations as a CSV.

I would like to request a way to import DHCP reservations as well.


#2

Hi,

You can import the DHCP reservation list by copy & paste the exported CSV format data into the CSV format view. Just save the settings after pasted the CSV format data & apply changes. By doing this, you should able to get the DHCP reservation list into the device.

Thank You


#3

Unfortunately, this does not work when I try to do this. I followed the steps you describe:

  1. Paste the DHCP reservation list into the CSV format view.
  2. Click on “Save” button
  3. Click on “Apply” to save settings.

When I reload the page, the DHCP reservations have not been saved.

My Balance 20 is running firmware 6.3.2.

Can you confirm that you are able to make it work?


#4

Evening
This is along the same lines as the CSV imports for port forwarding and firewall rules which we have mentioned in the past
https://forum.peplink.com/threads/6733-Exporting-amp-Importing-Firewall-Rules?highlight=CSV+import
Thank You


#5

Please use the below step:

  1. Paste the DHCP reservation list into the CSV format view.
  2. **Change back to “Normal View” ** (Make sure the DHCP list is added)
  3. Click on “Save” button
  4. Click on “Apply” to apply the settings.

Thank You