Which option is better for DHCP?

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Which option is better for DHCP?   02 April 2010, 19:12

I am not sure if this is a right place to ask.
I have following setup:
WAN router -- BWM computer with XP (ICS) -- WiFi router -- 8 port switch -- Different PCs

Currently WAN router (LAN side IP gives DHCP in range from to and I have setup BWM computer to obtain IP automatically and it distributes IP via ICS. The IP for BWM is

WiFi router is given and I have disabled its DHCP so I am assuming the WAN router is the one that does all the DHCP stuffs.

My question is can I make BWM computer to give out DHCP instead of router? Is there any benefit that way? BWM is working fine the way it is now.

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Which option is better for DHCP?   07 April 2010, 22:51

Theoretically you can find a third party DHCP server as ICS does not provide a DHCP service (to the best of my knowledge). Practically, it won't give any benefit, so I would stick to the current setup.

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