I currently have a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I have one cisco router with many cisco switches that allow everyone to have a DHCP ip of 192.168.1.X. I will soon have more people then the /24 will handle, so I would like to switch to:
That gives me as my starting IP, 172.16.30.1 and an ending IP of 172.16.31.254. Does this mean that i can have a swich with 172.16.30.4 and another switch with 172.16.31.19 and they are both on the same network and will be able to talk to each other just like if they were 192.168.1.10 and 192.168.1.11 ?
I am trying to keep the network as simple as I can. I am not interested in creating Vlans and stuff like that.
Also, with my current DHCP, I have the scope as start IP 192.168.1.1, End IP 192.168.1.254, Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 then the address pool has the range for distribution as the entire 1.1 - 1.254 with another range of 1.1- 1.99 being excluded from distribution.
Setting up the new DHCP should be about the same with the new IP's. Scope, range for distribution, range to be excluded, etc...
Any help is greatly appreciated.