MikroTik routers are capable of simultaneously having a DHCP client and a DHCP server. You can also assign more than one server to a given router; however, each interface on your device can handle only a single DHCP server.
To set up a DHCP server on your MikroTik router, you first need to have a functioning interface, as well as an IP address assigned to that interface. Also, you need to make sure that your interface is not Slave, i.e., it is not part of a bridge. More on that in Module 3...
With these requirements met, you will go through the DHCP server setup process by determining your:
- Network address;
- Default gateway;
- IP pool;
- DNS server(s); and,
- Lease time.