How To Check Dhcp Configuration On Cisco Router?

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is an application layer protocol that distributes various network configuration parameters on a TCP/IP network. The parameters assigned by a DHCP server includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS server, and so on. Carry out the following steps to know how to check DHCP configuration on Cisco router?

how to check DHCP configuration on Cisco router

To know how to check DHCP configuration on Cisco router, carry out the following instructions.

  • Create a new DHCP pool using the ‘ip dhcp NAME’ command.
  • Define a subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server by executing the following commands one by one.
  • network SUBNET SUBNET_MASK
  • default-router IP
  • dns-server IP address

To know how to manage the DHCP configuration on the Cisco router, refer to the easy steps given here.

  • Go to the Cisco router page, click the Configure option followed by the Router option.
  • Select the DHCP option and click DHCP Pools.

To check the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping configuration, run the ‘show running-config dhcp [all]’ command.

  • The commands along with the functions are mentioned below for your reference.
  • copy running-config startup-config -> It copies the DHCP running configuration to the startup configuration
  • feature DHCP -> This will enable the DHCP snooping feature
  • ip dhcp snooping -> To enable DHCP snooping globally
  • show ip dhcp snooping -> Shows only the general information related to DHCP snooping
  • show startup-config dhcp -> Shows the configuration of DHCP startup
  • Finally you know how to check DHCP configuration on Cisco router.

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