Using more then 254 IP addresses on same network (multiple subnets)
Posted on 2009-04-07
I have a client who has 90 network drops. They go into multiple offices. The idea is that they will be leasing office space to small companies/non-profit organizations.
We will be using a NETGEAR FVX538 router.
My problem is this. Some of those office areas may have 3-4 computers, and then maybe 1 printer and maybe a vonage device, so thats about 5-6 IP's for one office. As you can imagine we'd run out of useable IP addresses on our standard 192.168.1.xxx network.
Is there a way I can span across multiple subnets to assign more ip's say a range of:
192.168.1.xxx - 192.168.2.xxx which will give me roughly 500+ ip's I can use?
I know it can be done, my main question is: How do I do this, as i've never really used more then 1 subnet before. What settings should I use. Its a brand new network, nothing installed on it yet.