More than 255 devices on my network


I have a network that will soon need more than 255 IP addresses. I am just wondering what's my best option.

We are using Windows and have DHCP for the office.
Right now the office is using IP in the range. We have production servers hosted externally and we have a VPN established with the data center. We access the production servers with IP in the range

I guess the easiest way to expand my range would be to use but then what about

What's your suggestion? How do I setup DHCP?
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  1. Need to setup subnets. You can't just change IPs, the two IP ranges won't talk to each other.
  2. The next step up from 254 would be 510 addresses with a 23 bit subnet mask of This would give you a range of - Take a look at this subnet calculator
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