Never deployed any wireless LANs as yet, and I see they all appear to be sold as a solution where you just set it up for DHCP - is it possible to disable the DHCP server and just use static IP addresses?
What about using another DHCP server already on a network?
I prefer the concept of a modular network - broadband router that connects to DSL or cablemodem on the WAN side, and a switch on the LAN side - the idea being any wireless APs are connected to the switch.
In a setup where the router is performing NAT, I can use static IP addresses (I prefer to do this where possible), but currently there is a network where a cablemodem connects a simple hub directly to the dirty network and up to 4 IP public addresses are assigned by the ISP DHCP server.
There are more than 4 clients in this environment, so I can't statically assign the public IPs, so I want to be sure we can use DHCP on all wired and wireless clients and have any 4 working on the Internet at the same time.
(Lease time issues notwithstanding.)
So, are wireless APs capable of forwarding DHCP broadcast requests on a wired network?