Using Private IP to distribute limited T1 range over Network
Posted on 2008-10-23
My company has upgraded from a Netopia DSL to a T1 Router (Edgewater Networks) with only 4 Usable, external IP.s. The company Network has 14 users all which need access to the internet and shared resources. Management is not willing to assign static ip to each user and thus, wants to use private ip's for everyone to share. The T1 is managed by the ISP using DHCP. I was told to upgrade my dataswitch to a "Smart switch". I have installed a Netgear 10/100, 16 port switch without being able to generate private ip's. The first 4 computers attaching to the network get allocated ip's from the static ip range designated to our T1-Router. The rest of the users are getting private ip's in a different range (10.0.0.1 etc) with an invalid gateway. Thus, they can not connect with the first 4, nor do they have internet access. What am I doing wrong?