For reasons that are too complicated to go into, we have a wired network device that doesn't work when there's a DHCP server. We're trying to connect it to a Wi-Fi Access Point so it can be accessed wirelessly. We can set up the WAP to only have DHCP on the wireless side so this is okay.
The problem comes when we want to add a second WAP (with the same SSID) to increase the range of the Wi-Fi network. Because it's connected via cable we can't use the DHCP server from the first WAP, since this will break the device. Someone has suggested putting a DHCP server on the second WAP and giving it a different IP range but I assume this will cause problems. Unfortunately I don't know enough about this area to explain why.
- What problems can having a DHCP server on each WAP (same SSID, different IP address range) cause?
- Is there any other way of setting this up so it will work?