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Router Default DHCP Settings, Domain Controller and Internet access in the Guest OS

Hi,

The default DHCP Settings in my TP-Link Router as

DHCP Server: Enable

Start IP Address: 192.168.0.100

End IP Address: 192.168.0.199

Lease Time: 120 minutes (1~2880 minutes, the default value is 120)

Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (optional)

Default Domain: (optional)

DNS Server: 0.0.0.0 (optional)

Secondary DNS Server: 0.0.0.0 (optional)

I have max 5 devices connected with internet access so if I change it as

Start IP Address: 192.168.0.100

End IP Address: 192.168.0.105

I believe there will not be any issue.

As Guest OS, I created Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 in VMware Workstation. Currently network connection type of both is NAT.

I have to assign static IP in Windows Server 2016 so that it can be promoted as a Domain Controller. I have to configure DHCP in Windows Server 2016 so that Windows 10 can get IP from Windows Server 2016. Moreover, there should internet access in all Guest OS.

If I assign Static IP between 192.168.0.106 and 192.168.0.199, pick IPs between 192.168.0.106 and 192.168.0.199 for DHCP range for Windows Server 2016 and default gateway as 192.168.0.1 in all Guest OS, will that be fine without any issue?

Pls advise me.

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NathanosBlightc
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Hello

Please tell me finally what do you want from the DHCP server? If you want to keep it on your TP-Link router, maybe you could set some primary DHCP options like router and DNS so you can set them to your DC (as the DNS Server) and also set the router (default gateway) to this device to give internet access to your clients (If there is no option on your router GUI, maybe you can do it by CLI). However if you want to switch your DHCP server to a windows server, all configuration is easy because you can set these options here again as I told you before.

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