EdgeRouter - DHCP Relay


Readers will learn how relay DHCP messages from clients to a DHCP server located on a different subnet.

  • Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models.
  • All interfaces, including the uplink port, need to be added to the DHCP Relay configuration.

Configuring DHCP Relay


The EdgeRouter will relay (forward) the DHCP requests from the clients in the network to the DHCP server at 

CLI: Access the Command Line Interface on the EdgeRouter.

1. Enter configuration mode.


2. Enable the DHCP relay functionality on the relevant interfaces.

set service dhcp-relay interface eth1
set service dhcp-relay interface eth2
ATTENTION: Add all interfaces that should participate in the DHCP Relay process, including the uplink port to the DHCP server.

3. Specify the DHCP server where the client requests should be relayed to.

set service dhcp-relay server

4. Commit the changes and save the configuration.

commit ; save

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