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Why can I only get DHCP data from the FastEthernet interface and not the Ethernet interface with my

Its been a while since I configured a Cisco router. We have built a lab in the office to test several products, one which includes a Cisco router. We are testing a 1760 out of the box and want basic functions. I installed the router and performed a no shutdown for both interfaces (FastEthernet0/0 and Ethernet0/0). I turned DHCP for both interfaces, but I can only get DHCP data from the FastEthernet interface and not the Ethernet interface. Please tell me what I need to do to get this problem fixed.

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From your question, I am assuming that you want to get a DHCP assigned address to the interfaces. For that, 'IP address DHCP' is sufficient. If the DHCP server is on some other segment, then you need to give "IP helper-address dhcp_server_address" on the interfaces also. But if you want the router to act as a DHCP server, then here is a working configuration, which you can modify:

ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp pool 1
network /16
netbios-node-type h-node
lease 30

This was first published in July 2004

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