AP DHCP Snooping

When DHCP servers are allocating IP addresses to requesting clients on the LAN, DHCP snooping can be configured to better enforce LAN security by allowing only clients with specific IP/MAC addresses.

  1. Select the Statistics menu from the Web UI.
  2. Expand the System node from the navigation pane (on the left-hand side of the screen). The System node expands to display the RF Domains created within the managed network.
  3. Expand an RF Domain node, and select one of it's connected access points. The access point's statistics menu displays in the right-hand side of the screen, with the Health tab selected by default.
  4. Expand the Firewall menu.
  5. Select DHCP Snooping.
    The Statistics > AP > Firewall > DHCP Snooping screen displays in the right-hand pane.
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    This screen displays the following information:
    MAC Address

    Displays the MAC address of the client requesting DHCP resources from the access point.

    Node Type

    Displays the NetBios node with an IP pool from which IP addresses can be issued to client requests on this interface.

    IP Address

    Displays the IP address used for DHCP discovery, and requests between the DHCP server and DHCP clients.


    Displays the subnet mask used for DHCP discovery, and requests between the DHCP server and DHCP clients.


    Displays the virtual interface used for a new DHCP configuration.

    Lease Time

    When a DHCP server allocates an address for a requesting DHCP client, the client is assigned a lease (which expires after a designated interval defined by the administrator). The lease is the time an IP address is reserved for re-connection after its last use. Using short leases, DHCP can dynamically reconfigure networks in which there are more computers than available IP addresses. This is useful, for example, in education and customer environments where client users change frequently. Use longer leases if there are fewer users.

    Time Elapsed since Last Update

    Displays the amount of time elapsed since the DHCP server was last updated.

  6. Select Clear All to revert the counters to zero and begin a new data collection.
  7. Select Refresh to update the screen's counters to their latest values