Home Assistant Add-on: DHCP server
A simple DHCP server.
This add-on provides a simple DHCP server for your network. It provides some basic needs, like, reserving IP addresses for your devices to ensure they always get assigned the same IP address.
Follow these steps to get the add-on installed on your system:
- Navigate in your Home Assistant frontend to Supervisor -> Add-on Store.
- Find the "DHCP server" add-on and click it.
- Click on the "INSTALL" button.
How to use
- Set the
- Save the add-on configuration by clicking the "SAVE" button.
- Start the add-on.
The DHCP server add-on can be tweaked to your likings. This section describes each of the add-on configuration options.
Example add-on configuration:
domain: mynetwork.local dns: - 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 default_lease: 86400 max_lease: 172800 networks: - subnet: 192.168.1.0 netmask: 255.255.255.0 range_start: 192.168.1.100 range_end: 192.168.1.200 broadcast: 192.168.1.255 gateway: 192.168.1.1 interface: eth0 hosts: - name: webcam_xy mac: aa:bb:ee:cc ip: 192.168.1.40
Your network domain name, e.g.,
The DNS servers your DHCP server gives to your clients. This option can contain a list of servers. By default, it is configured to have Google's public DNS servers: `"188.8.131.52", "184.108.40.206".
The default time in seconds that the IP is leased to your client.
86400, which is one day.
The max time in seconds that the IP is leased to your client.
172800, which is two days.
networks (one item required)
This option defines settings for one or multiple networks for the DHCP server to hand out IP addresses for.
At least one network definition in your configuration is required for the DHCP server to work.
Your network schema/subnet. For example, if your IP addresses are
the subnet becomes
Your network netmask. For example, if your IP addresses are
Defines the start IP address for the DHCP server to lease IPs for.
Use this together with the
range_end option to define the range of IP
addresses the DHCP server operates in.
Defines the end IP address for the DHCP server to lease IPs for.
The broadcast address specific to the lease range. For example, if your
IP addresses are
192.168.1.x, the broadcast address is usually
Sets the gateway address for that the DHCP server hands out to its clients. This is usually the IP address of your router.
The network interface to listen to for this network, e.g.,
This option defines settings for one or host definitions for the DHCP server.
It allows you to fix a host to a specific IP address.
By default, non are configured.
The name of the hostname you'd like to fix an address for.
The MAC address of the client device.
The IP address you want the DHCP server to assign.
You have several options to get them answered:
- The Home Assistant Discord Chat Server.
- The Home Assistant Community Forum.
- Join the Reddit subreddit in /r/homeassistant
In case you've found a bug, please open an issue on our GitHub.