I set up a new MSR2004 router and can't seem to get DHCP to work. Here are the corresponding config lines:

 dhcp enable

 vlan 12
  name Guest Wifi VLAN

 dhcp server ip-pool guest-wifi
  address range
  expired day 0 hour 8

 interface Vlan-interface12
  ip address
  dhcp server apply ip-pool guest-wifi

 interface GigabitEthernet0/26
  port link-mode bridge
  port access vlan 12

The client connected to port 0/26 is not able to obtain an IP address.

Update: The router is reachable using a static ip. So it's really about the dhcp server.

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    If you configure the client connected to port 0/26 with a static IP address in the subnet, is the client able to ping the default gateway With this test you can see if there is a layer 2 connectivity issue (if the client can not ping the default gateway when having static IP address) or there is something missing for the DHCP configuration (if the client can ping the default gatway when having static IP address but can not get IP address via DHCP) May 7, 2018 at 21:50
  • Yes, that is working. It's just the dynamic address assignment that's not working. May 8, 2018 at 7:15

1 Answer 1


It turns out, even though the pool can be bound to an interface, you have to specify the network within the pool:

dhcp server ip-pool internal
 network mask
 address range
 expired day 0 hour 8
  • You should accept your answer so that the question doesn't keep popping up forever, looking for an answer.
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    May 8, 2018 at 14:16
  • I would love nothing more than that. However, I have to wait 24 hours to do so. Will do asap. May 9, 2018 at 7:38

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