We are a small private school with a modest network infrastructure. Specs include:
one sub domain with only one range of 255 addresses
User authentication to file servers is handled through Active Directory
Domain controller is running Server 2003
Non-authenticated users can access the network for Internet access only
Six wireless access points throughout the building
My problem is that with the influx of portable devices we are running out of IP addresses so I know that I need to increase the scope to include more IP addresses.
I have instructions on how to increase the scope, but I am wondering if this is the best approach to solve our problems. I also am planning to implement a radius server this summer to better handle authentication.
So my question is this: is my approach the best, conservative approach or should I be considering something else?