We are interested in having more IP addresses available to us on our network. We currently have an IP scheme of:
IP Address: 192.168.1.1 - to 192.168.1.255
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Total of 255 hosts and we are interested in changing this to:
IP Ranges = 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.7.254
Subnet Mask = 255.255.248.0
192.168.0.0 = Network Address.
192.168.7.255 = Broadcast Address.
Total of 2,046 hosts.
My question is what do we have to do to begin implementing this scheme on our Network? By the way, we have a Static IP addres scheme for now. This is the netowrk I was inherited. I eventually would liek to go to DHCP; but, we must have more available IP addresses first.
1. Do I just need to change all of the Subnet Mask addresses to 255.255.255.248?
2. Or do we have to change the Default Gateway to 192.168.0.1 and/or anything else?