TL-WPA4220 and DHCP

TL-WPA4220 and DHCP
TL-WPA4220 and DHCP
2019-06-22 08:36:24
Model: TL-WPA4220
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: 4.0.2 Build 20180308 Rel.37064

Has anyone else noticed this?

 

I have the above device plugged in and it has a DHCP assigned IP address 192.168.1.69 which it has obtained from an ASUS RT-87U router.

 

This works well until I examine the logs. It appears that the TP-link device doesn't honour the DHCP lease time of 1 day and continually polls the router every minute.

 

The workaround is to reserve the address assigned (192.168.1.69) and then assign this address as a static address to the WPA4220, and of course all polling stops and the router won't give that address to any other device on the network.

 

Bug?

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Re:TL-WPA4220 and DHCP
2019-06-24 10:04:11

Hi,

 

Could you please provide a screenshot of the system log which indicates the DHCP request?

 

Thanks in advance, and have a nice day.

 

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Re:TL-WPA4220 and DHCP
2019-12-12 16:05:02

@Kevin_Z I'm not the original poster but I have the same issue

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Re:TL-WPA4220 and DHCP
2020-03-11 13:48:02

@Kevin_Z I have the same issue as reported. My router is an Archet VR900. I have a TL-WPA4220 v4.0, firmware 4.0.2 Build 20180308 Rel.37064

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Re:TL-WPA4220 and DHCP
2020-03-19 11:17:42

@architect1337 I believe this is by design. The WPA4220 sends a DHCPREQUEST every minute to determine whether or not there is an existing DHCP server on the network. If it gets a response then the 4220 will not act as a DHCP server itself. If it doesn't get a response or if you configure it with a static IP address then the 4220 will act as a DHCP server.

Unfortunately this behavior results in a lot of log spam.

 

Regards,

 

Jonathan.

Jonathan.
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