Client Addressing

The DHCP service is not running on your server. You must select a method for assigning IP addresses to your remote access client computers.

If there is an existing device on your local network that is running the DHCP Server service, click Use DHCP to assign IP addresses, and then type the IP address of the DHCP server. If you do not have a DHCP server on your network, click Use static IP addresses, and then type the start and end addresses to use for assigning IP addresses to your remote client computers.

Note

  • When a remote client computer connects to your server, an IP address is assigned to the remote client computer for the duration of the connection, and then released when it disconnects. These IP addresses are obtained by the Routing and Remote Access service from either a DHCP server or a static range of IP addresses.

 

Item Description

Use DHCP to assign IP addresses

This is a best practice for assigning IP addresses to remote client computers. When the server is configured to use DHCP to obtain IP addresses, the Routing and Remote Access service obtains 10 IP addresses from the scope currently defined on the DHCP server. When all 10 IP addresses are used, the Routing and Remote Access service obtains 10 more.

Use static IP addresses

If you do not have a DHCP server on your local network, select this option, and then type the range of IP addresses to use for assigning to remote client computers.

  • Start. Defines the first IP address in the range that is assigned by the server to a remote client computer.
  • End. Defines the last IP address in the range that is assigned by the server to a remote client computer.

When assigning start and end IP addresses, consider the following guidelines:

  • Ensure that the range of IP addresses you enter is not assigned to other client computers in the local network.
  • The range of IP addresses should reside within the same address space as the IP addresses used by client computers on your local network.
  • Ensure that you define enough IP addresses for all the remote access client computers that will connect at any given time, plus one additional IP address for the server. Once all of the addresses in the range have been allocated to connect remote access client computers, additional connection attempts to the server will be unsuccessful.

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