subnetting IP adress running out

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by chris, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. chris

    chris Guest

    I have a Class C network environment and need assistance on routing and
    subnetting. Currently my locak network address is 192.168.0.x and a remote
    office connecting through a router with address of 192.168.1.x. The problem
    I'm having now is that my local LAN is running out off IP addresses and what
    will be my best solution? Should I reconfigure my address scheme to Class B?
    or should I add another router to split up my local lan?

    I originally thought with class C with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, this
    method could not route correctly if I want to keep all my 254 host on one
    segmet? or its safe to add routers and add more ip subnets 192.168.2.x,
    192.168.3.x, etc..
     
    chris, Mar 28, 2006
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  2. chris

    Bill Grant Guest

    A subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 gives you a maximum of 254 hosts (in your
    case from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.254). I would recommend using a second
    subnet rather than renumbering your network. You don't really want more than
    254 hosts in a subnet.

    If you do add a second subnet you will probably need to modify the
    routing at your
    remote site (if the machines in the remote site need to "see" the machines
    in the second subnet). It will need to send traffic for both these subnets
    across the link to the main office.

    Adding a second subnet is pretty straight-forward and you will find
    plenty of examples (including in this newsgroup).
     
    Bill Grant, Mar 29, 2006
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