How to Configure External DHCP and DNS Servers to Work with the Peplink Balance WLAN Controller?


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If you want to preserve the external third party DHCP and DNS servers on the network when using Peplink Balance WLAN Controller*, please refer to one of the following methods in order to direct the Pepwave AP units to the WLAN Controller.

Method 1: On external DHCP server
Add the WLAN Controller’s LAN IP address** as the value of “DHCP Option 138 (CAPWAP Access Controller addresses)”.

Method 2: On external DNS server
Enter the hostname “wlancontroller” and the WLAN Controller’s LAN IP address** as one local DNS record.

  • Available in Peplink Balance 305, 380 or above
    ** WAN1 IP address will be used if the Pepwave AP units are on the WAN side of the WLAN Controller