07-25-2018 10:32 PM
I have a TP-Link TL-SG1016PE switch, it was set to DHCP although it never showed in my list of devices and I couldn't find it on the network. So i reset it and changed it to a static IP of 192.168.99.2. Now I can find it as I know the IP. The switch works fine and never had any issues.
Why doesn't the USG's DHCP server show this as a connected client?
How can I use the controller or USG to show me all devices on my network?
07-26-2018 02:28 AM
Hi, if you want all infos' the controller and the USG can provide, get a UniFi switch.
07-26-2018 02:44 AM
If I buy the cheapest router on the market the inbuilt DHCP server would be able to give me a list of connected devices. If I plug a network printer in I would expect to be able to go to the DHCP and see it in a address list.
Does the USG/Controller setup not have this ability?
Or if there is a better way to do this please let me know...
07-26-2018 05:12 AM
Do you have the issue with all other DHCP clients on your network or just the switch? My setup will show all LAN clients, static and DHCP, in the client list. If you go to "Insights --> Known Clients" and you choose "All" does it show up in that list?
07-26-2018 04:05 PM
The switch wont show, I plugged in 2 printers to see if they would show up and yes, but the IP addresses are missing.
I've looked in to the missing IP address and this appears to be a issue that has been around for years, I assume it can't be fixed.
I used to have a AirRouterHP it was cheap and worked great, I decided to up grade to a USG & AP-AC-Lite, I later worked out the USG is missleading and the controller is not built in. So I brought a Cloud Key. Now it seems the I'm struggling with basic DHCP issues due to bugs. I like UniFi but if there is no intention to fix this soon. I'll have to send it back for a refund.
I'm not a networking pro. Am I missing somthing.... Do i not need to know the IP address is there a better way?
07-26-2018 04:18 PM - edited 07-26-2018 04:18 PM
Yes, printers are both set to DHCP, I can view the webpage of one by guessing the IP address of 192.168.99.106
So the printer is there its connected via DHCP, yet the IP addresses wont show.
07-26-2018 04:25 PM
07-27-2018 06:28 AM
I get frustrated with the controller not showing all clients that have been handed an IP, and I think it's something they should definitely fix. If a client isn't listed in the controller, I can always SSH into the USG and see the complete list there:
show dhcp leases pool <whatever_your_pool_name_is>
Now I can script a DNS update for my Pihole DNS servers to serve local IPs that the USG hands out with DNS.