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How to Configure E5172 DHCP Settings & IP Address Changing

Huawei E5172 4G router is powerful LTE CAT4 4G wireless router that enables users to configure DHCP settings, such as changing the IP address of CPE, bundling an IP address with a device based on its MAC address, static routing, dynamatic routing and more This article will show you how to change the IP address of the E5172 router and configure DHCP settings.

Change the IP address of the Huawei E5172 CPE

You can change the host IP address to another individual IP address that is easy to remember. Make sure the IP address is unique on your network. If you change the IP address of the CPE, access the web UI with the new IP address. Here are the steps:

1Choose LAN > DHCP Settings.

The DHCP Settings page of E5172 Huawei router is displayed.

2 Set IP address.

3Select the Enable check box next to DHCP server.

4 Click Submit.

How to Configure DHCP Settings

DHCP allows individual clients to automatically obtain TCP/IP configurations when a server starts up. You can configure the CPE as a DHCP server or disable it when the E5172 CPE is working in routing mode.
When configured as a DHCP server, the CPE automatically provides TCP/IP configuration for the LAN clients that support DHCP client capabilities. If DHCP server services are disabled, you must have another DHCP server on your LAN, or each client must be manually configured. Here are the steps for you:

1Choose LAN > DHCP Settings.

The DHCP Settings page is displayed.

2Select the Enable check box next to DHCP server.

3Set Start IP address.

This IP address must be different from the IP address that is set on the LAN Host Settings page, but both addresses must be on the same network segment.

4Set End IP address.

This IP address must be different from the IP address that is set on the LAN Host Settings page, but both addresses must be on the same network segment.
The end IP address must be less than or equal to the start IP address.

5Set Lease time.

This parameter can be set to 1 to 10,080 minutes.

6Click Submit to finish the configuration settings for E5172 router.

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