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I am using a user friendly router at home. Great for guest wlan and even separated lans, but it is not able to add boot information on the DHCP service. But - thanks to dnsmasq - you are able to add this information without modifying your router. It is able to enrich the DHCP response. Installation is simple: apt-get install dnsmasq Afterwards move the original configuration: mv /etc/dnsmasq.conf /etc/dnsmasq-bak.conf And create a new one: nano /etc/dnsmasq.conf With following content: port=0 dhcp-range=192.168.178.0,proxy dhcp-boot=pxelinux.,192.168.178.30,192.168.178.0 pxe-service=x86PC,"Automatic Network boot",pxelinux enable-tftp tftp-root=/usr/tftproot pxe-prompt="Press F8 for selection",5 pxe-service=X86PC,"Boot from harddrive", DNS is disabled by the "port=0" command. DHCP range is given by your router. "192.168.178.30" is the ip of the linux server running the dnsmasq instance. You do not have to install a ftp server, tftp is part of the dnsmasq service. Just add the information where the boot files are stored. After that you have to define what pxe-services or boot images you are providing. Due to the additional config files and default settings this will be part of my next tutorial.