Can setting up a VLAN give us more addresses?
Posted on 2010-09-16
We have a 192.168.0.X (255.255.255.0) class network and are running out of addresses. We have about 100 thin clients that only need to access the Servers that host them. If I set up the thin clients to use one VLAN, their servers (which are their gateway to the rest of the network) to use both that VLAN and a primary VLAN, and everything else to just use the primary VLAN, would that free up 100 addresses so we wouldn't have to change all our nodes to use a different class of addresses? Would it work if the thin clients used a 192.168.1.X (255.255.255.0) address scheme and the primary VLAN used a 192.168.0.X address scheme? What type of address would the thin client servers use to be able to access both VLANs, the 192.168.0.X or the 192.168.1.X? Would the thin client servers need to be assigned 2 addresses?