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 192.168.0.0/24 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 192.168.2.0/24.
I guess the easiest way to expand my range would be to use 192.168.0.0/16 but then what about 192.168.2.0/24?
The next step up from 254 would be 510 addresses with a 23 bit subnet mask of 255.255.254.0. This would give you a range of 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.1.255. Take a look at this subnet calculator http://www.subnet-calculator.com/cidr.php