I need some expert advice on my network expansion. Currently I am using a 192.168.2.x address scheme for my internal hosts all on one floor (254 hosts max). My network hardware includes a couple of ProCurve 1800 switches (non-managed) behind a NetScreen SSG140 FW device. I am planning for an expansion of few more hosts on a separate floor.
Right now, I am not exceeding my max hosts on my 192.168.2.x network.
1) I want to know if I could just add another 32 port switch to accommodate additional hosts on the new floor?
2) How many switches can I effectively connect together (daisy-chained to each other)?
3) I want to know if adding a managed switch would be of any help ?
4) Would you suggest a new IP scheme based on two different floors?