Routing? need different networks but all to talk
Posted on 2011-10-26
Ok guy's this one is a challenge for me:
Situation, the business is running out of IP addresses and I would like to find a solution to the problem:
standard MS Win 2003 server, dhcp, DNS etc, file services about 30 users/pc's/laptops all up
now the complicating issue:
they have gaming machines (not games machines) abut 150 each needs a static IP
they have racing TV's connected to IP abut 50 each needs IP address
They have cash registers each needs IP address
all of these report back to the server and software for reporting etc
So....Obviously they have run out of IP addresses (or will)
Change the subnet to say 255.255.240.0 (or something like that) to make the network larger and thus more clients on the network?
I know Vlaning would be good but the cabling here is a mess and as this operation runs nearly 24/7 would not be viable.
I's love to do something like this
Server network/PC's etc - 10.1.1.x
Gaming Machines: 10.1.10.x - 10.1.11.x
Cash tills: 10.1.30.x
Subnet: 255.255.0.0 or 255.0.0.0??
this would give us 254 addresses plus per network i guess
Would this work or would i need to put in a compex router solution to make this work?
Thanks for any help suggestion you can advise.
they all need internat access and reporting back to the server and software.