sub netting

currently I have: /24

as per router, dhcp has - 254. isn't that 54 usable ips available ?

only less than 25 network devices (workstation/servers/network printers) on this subnet.

my client wants to increase to 100 available ips... does that make sense?

please advise,

thank you,

mwaukiSystems EngineerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
why you aren't using a / 24 and give them the full 255 and be done with it. I can see no reason to not make the full 255 available. It doesn't hurt.
mwaukiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
I am using the, just that it starts from 200-254.

would it work if I statically assigned from 1-199?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you understand about making address reservations for static ip addresses?
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mwaukiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
yes... have done that with network printers/scanners and servers as well, on the dhcp server scoop.  is that what you referring to?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
There are two views to it:
a) Use a reserved area of addresses for fixed IPs (printers, scanners, servers, ...), and set up DHCP to use the remainder. This is as you have it, but with a very small DHCP range.
b) Have the complete scope in DHCP, and assign static IPs per reservations as stated above. This is more flexible, as you have the complete IP range at hand.

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mwaukiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks, Qlemo.
mwaukiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
ok. so here is what i did:
leave the pool 200-254 alone and just statically assigned any new devices.  for now, i will stick with this.

mwaukiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks for the hints....
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