extending my network IP numbers SIMPLE Question / confirmation
Posted on 2004-09-14
I am about to extend my "Flat" network which is quickly reaching its 254 Max of private IP's. My DHCP is about tapped out.
I just wanted to know if i can simply change the network mask on all of my devices to include a larger range- for instance can i change my present 192.168.42.0 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 to a of Netmask 255.255.248.0
will this philosophy allow me to use the greater range of addresses available to that mask of addresses?