I need to enable or disable the DHCP service on one or both of the Cisco APs in the title (well any Cisco AP if there is a standard method), running on running RHEL v15 or v16.

I would very much prefer to be able to do this programmatically, or via commands; but as a last resort if necessary, it may be OK to do it interactively.

Any hints, or pointers or, best of all, detailed instructions gratefully received. TIA

Also, is there a conventional sub-net IP address prefix generally used for air-side subnets, as opposed to wire-side? Or is it the usual 192.168.x.x ?

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    I am probably reading this wrong, so confusing myself, but could you clarify the following: How does RHEL fit in here (and I thought the current RHEL was currently v6)? Are the APs running in autonomous mode or lightweight mode? Do you want to enable/disable the DHCP service on the AP or enable/disable the AP's interfaces learning an IP through DHCP? Maybe more details and/or a diagram about what you are trying to accomplish will help as well (what is the end configuration you are trying to accomplish).
    – YLearn
    Dec 10, 2013 at 19:56
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    What does "running on running RHEL v15 or v16" mean? Red Hat Enterprise Linux shouldn't have anything to do with Cisco APs.
    – Ryan Foley
    Feb 15, 2014 at 16:38
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From http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1250/installation/guide/125h_f.html :

ip dhcp pool pool_name 
network IP_Network Netmask 
default-router Default_router_IP 
dns-server DNS_Server_IP


pool_name is the name of the DHCP pool, such as AP1000 or AP1500
IP_Network is the network IP address where the controller resides, such as
Netmask is the subnet mask, such as
Default_router_IP is the IP address of the default router, such as
DNS_Server_IP is the IP address of the DNS server, such as

Also not sure how RHEL fits into your picture...

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