RUTxx Router DHCP Relay

RUTxx Router DHCP Relay

In this article, we will show you step by step how to run DHCP Relay configuration on Teltonika Routers.

You will need 2 routers for this configuration. One as DHCP Server and the other as DHCP Relay.


The DHCP Relay device WAN port must be connected to the DHCP server LAN port.

DHCP Relay network settings;

 LAN IP/subnet:
 DHCP server network settings;
 LAN IP/subnet: 

Configuration Steps;

1-Enable the DHCP Relay feature on the device that will transmit DHCP requests. In the WebUI go to Network -> Interface -> LAN -> DHCP Server and Enable

Change the DHCP field value from Enable to Relay and then type the DHCP Server IP address and click Save and Apply.

2. Change the Enable-DHCP-renew firewall rule in Network -> Firewall -> Traffic rules to additionally allow destination port 67.

3. DHCP Server must be able to assign addresses from the IP address pool. If the DHCP Server is a Teltonika device running RUTOS, you can add this address pool via the Router's CLI by running the command;

 echo "dhcp-range=,,12h" >> /etc/dnsmasq.conf - Specifies the beginning of the DHCP address pool range - Indicates the end of the DHCP address pool range
 12h - Specifies DHCP lease time

4. In this topology the DHCP Server does not have a route to the DHCP Relay's network so it needs to be added manually. Static routes can be added via Network -> Routing -> Static IPv4 routes.

 Interface: DHCP Network interface where Ethernet is located
 Target: DHCP Relay Network
 IPv4 netmask: Subnet of DHCP Relay network
 IPv4 Gateway: IP address of the DHCP relay interface connected to the DHCP Server
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