I have a small network that is set up with an IP scheme of 10.0.0.x 255.255.255.0.
This network serves an office area of about 100 PCs. Additionally, it will see another 40 to 50 wireless devices connected (phones, tablets, etc.) on any given day. The 254 addresses are more than sufficient for my current needs.
What I am wanting/needing to do is create a second subnet for IP-enabled equipment and PCs on a manufacturing floor. There will be probably 120 to 130 devices in this environment.
I need these two segments to be able to talk when needed.
Please offer me suggestions on how to best segment my network.
What equipment do you suggest?
Is my logic of subnetting reasonable?
What pitfalls may I encounter.
I am not a networking guru so a straight-forward solution is preferred.
Right now, my Windows Server (DC) hands out the IP addresses for my network.
If I've left out anything important, you'll just have to excuse my ignorance and follow up with a question of your own to ferret out my "real" needs.