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Configure larger DHCP scope to separate PCs and other devices

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Currently I have a scope of 192.168.0.x / 24 which is getting close to full.

Is it possible to increase the scope size to 192.168.x.x / 23 and configure it so that all PCs/laptops/tablets etc. get an IP from the 192.168.0.x range, and all other equipment (specifically printers and comms equipment) gets an IP from the 192.168.1.x range?

I get that I can do it using reservations, but is there a way of enforcing it for items that don't have a reservation?

This is currently on a Windows 2003 Server, but will soon be on a Windows 2012 Server.
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Question by:Chris Millard
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by:Rob Miners
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Check out this link

Resubnetting DHCP Scope

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255999

Article ID: 255999 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 2.2


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Zephyr ICT earned 350 total points
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I think the easiest solution for you, being a relative small environment, will be to increase your subnet (as per your example to a /23) and use reservations for the printers and other networking equipment and use a scope limited to the PC's/laptops/tablets etc...

For example, you make a scope in the new subnet range, but start handing out dhcp from let's say 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.250 for the PC's etc..., and make reservations in the 192.168.0.x part for the other equipment ...

Hope this makes sense ...

I don't think it will be otherwise "easily" feasible without going the VLAN route and IP helpers ...
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I guess it's not possible to get a cut between different types of devices in just one logical network. Maybe you can get off of the wifi devices from your production network by creating an additional (routed) network range for all wifi devices. Maybe your router is able to work as a dhcp forwarder.
Otherwise the only and professional way is the use of VLANs.

Basic VLANs are very simple and effective to increase your current network range.
There you can setup a dhcp scope for each VLAN.
That way you can control the way devices are getting it's dhcp address.

Example:

VLAN ID - Network Range - Network Objects

100 - 192.168.0.0/24 - Server
101 - 192.168.1.0/24 - Client Computers (Management) - DHCP Scope1
102 - 192.168.2.0/24 - Client Computers (Finance) - DHCP Scope2
103 - 192.168.3.0/24 - Client Computers (Production) - DHCP Scope3
201 - 192.168.4.0/24 - Printers (Management)
202 - 192.168.5.0/24 - Printers (Finance)
203 - 192.168.6.0/24 - Printers (Production)
300 - 192.168.7.0/24 - Wifi Devices - DHCP Scope4
etc....

You just need 1 dhcp Server for 4 scopes in this example and just have to assign one of these VLANs to a switch port to get control of your devices.
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by:Chris Millard
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It's as I figured. I already have VLANs in place for something else and was trying to see if there would be an 'easier' solution.

I was already familiar with re-subnetting, but that wasn't what I was asking about, so sorry to rrjmin0 for not awarding any points to you.
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