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I've got this configuration:

WRouter ->(by wifi) Computer1

And I want to add another computer (computer2) connected by cable to computer1. Is it possible then to configure computer1 to forward all packets from/to computer2 with DHCP packets too? And if yes, how?

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What you are looking for is called DHCP Relay there is an agent for that!

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As for DHCP your going to have a difficult time. You might have to start a DCHP server on computer 1's Ethernet Connection.

You should checkout this question. It seems to be related to what you are trying to do. Except that computer 2 and computer 1 IP's are manually set....

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