TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off

TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2019-10-02 19:15:34 - last edited a week ago
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 2.0.3

Hi

 
For some crazy reason this little box, which should be acting as wireless point, has decided that it's going to be the DHCP server for the network. I don't want this.

And I can't see how to turn it off, it's on a static IP and there are do DHCP settings anywhere to click on. 

Help please.
 
Simlar to this post. Only mine is already on a static IP

https://community.tp-link.com/us/home/forum/topic/106148
 
 
For anyone, like me, that didn't belive that this would become a DHCP server - as that's an insane design decision
 

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 TL-WPA8630P system log
 H-Ver = TL-WPA8630P v2.0 : S-Ver = 2.0.3 Build 20171018 Rel.36564
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0 days 00:00:11      OTHERS     INFO    System started.
0 days 00:00:12      WIFI-SCHEDULES   INFO    Wifi schedules disabled.
0 days 00:00:13      LED-SCHEDULES   INFO    Led schedules disabled.
0 days 00:00:14      WIFI-SCHEDULES   INFO    Wifi schedules disabled.
0 days 00:00:24      MAC-FILTER   INFO    Access control disabled.
0 days 00:00:24      PARENTAL-CONTROLS   INFO    Parental control disabled.
0 days 00:00:35      DHCPS      INFO    DHCP server started

 

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off-Solution
a week ago - last edited Yesterday

@Cecil_ Hi Everyone.

Thank you all for your valuable feedback.

 

Some Wireless Powerline adapters has a Smart DHCP, and Powerline device smart DHCP will turn on when there is No other DHCP Server detected in the network, (Smart DHCP Turn OFF: when powerline detects a DHCP server in network  ) and below could be the cause that make its own DHCP server On:  

 

1> Main Router lost Internet ( important to check if router loses Internet at that time t )

2> Powerline adapter and extender lost pair  (check if house Leds goes off)

 

Btw, If router loses Internet and recovers ( powerline units are still paired), powerline device will detect the DHCP Server and turn off its DHCP in a short time, and powerline will recover the Internet connection.  

 

For anyone who met the similar problem, we would like to escalate your case to our seniors for further analysis to expedite the progress on this issue. If you are able to help with troubleshooting,  can you help provide some details as below:

 

1. How did you find out Powerline device's DHCP Server does not work properly:

 

2. Your network topology: for example ISP XX--- Router Archer C7--PA8010  .... <powerline> ...WPA8630P :

 

3. Model number Firmware and hardware version of your Powerline KIT:https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1091/

 

4. When you find out powerline device is assigning an IP address improperly, please check :

 

  • Led Status on  both powerline units:
  • Unplug the main powerline adapter, and connect  a computer to the same Ethernet cable that used by powerline main unit , do you still have Internet from  router:
  • What is the IP address and gateway address from router by wire at that time: https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/838/

 

Thank you for your cooperation ~

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2019-10-08 11:42:50

@a-hawk 

 

Hello, theoretically, the powerline adpater won't work as a DHCP server unless the main DHCP server failed due to the smart DHCP feature. In this way, to access the TL-WPA8630, the IP will be assigned by the adapter when main DHCP server lost connection. 

 

Meanwhile, there is no DHCP server option existed; it uses static IP as LAN IP type, it should be fine.

 

Besides, may I know does it affect the actual performance of the powerline adapters? And does the main router work well in the meantime? 

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2019-10-08 15:14:30

@Kevin_Z 

 

Thanks Kevin

A couple of things I think...

 

So are you confirming it does start it's own DHCP server as everyone else at TP link has told me it doens't do that?

 

Let's assume it does, because that's what I've seen.

 

Imagine rebooting everything at once e..g powercut

 

1) TPlink starts it's DHCP server before the DHCP server had booted. A race condition

2) It starts giving out IPs through it's DHCP server to desktops, essentially knocking them off the network as it couldn't provide any DNS or router settings

 

I don't think anything should start it's own DHCP server without being asked to - there should be a tickbox to turn this off.

 

I'll have to set it static but it would be better if it could get it's IP through DHCP, so I can manage the network in one place,  but not start it's own server

 

Many thanks for coming back to me.

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2020-09-23 14:35:40

@Kevin_Z 

 

OpenWRT has an option to back-off its DHCP server in case it detects another one. This is on by default. So DHCP does not work in case of an OpenWRT default configuration. Took me some time to figure that out. In addition, the adapter spams the link with DHCP requests:

 

IPV4
UDP
192.168.12.132:68
192.168.12.1:67
9.66 MB (30738 Pkts.)

 

Please fix the firmware. Your smart DHCP feature is not that smart.

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2020-10-03 23:05:24

@a-hawk 

 

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After a power outage, the TL-WPA8630P DHCP server sometimes kicks in before the main router DHCP server does. 

 

The TL-WPA8630P DHCP server thus allocates IPs to a number of devices which will be and remain UNABLE to access the Internet.
 

Which results in a broken iOT network. 

 

This TL-WPA8630P DHCP server work mode is sleazy and unacceptable.

 

When will Tp-link provide a new firmware version which optionally allows for the use of the TL-WPA8630P DHCP server to be disabled? 

 

Best.

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2020-12-22 17:06:55

@Kevin_Z 

Im having similiar issues with the TL-WPA4226 Kit, comeing up with a DHCP-Server which causes all devices on the Network to have connection issues. Will there be a fix soon?

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2020-12-24 10:06:18

@Lukatz 

Hi

Please have a check of your private message for further assistance.

Thank you very much for your understanding and support.

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2020-12-29 20:19:15

@TP-Link Could I get the same information, pllease? I've just spent a frustrating hour trying to diagnose my internet connection caused by the exact race condition others have mentioned. I would really like to disable the DHCP server entirely as there's no guarantee the devices will come up in the "right" order. (also, as cool as it is, it is an obnoxious feature if it can't be disabled)

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2020-12-29 20:25:01
@TP-Link Ditto, *IF* you do have a valid response to our predicament, that is…
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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
2021-01-07 15:15:51

@TP-Link Can you send me the information on how to turn off the DHCP server ?

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re:TL-WPA8630P v2 Acting as DHCP server- how do I turn it off
a week ago

@TP_LINK I would also like the information for how to permanently turn off the DHCP. 

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