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Class C and Class B

By quietenterprises@yahoo ·
We currently have a class C network at my present employer. Lately we've been hiring employees at a faster than ususal rate to the point that I have 15 free IP address to be accessed by the whole network. I'm on a Windows NT 4.0 server based network. With some devices using static addressing, my initial thought of changing IP address schemes to Class B from the server and DHCP clients would be easy. I had another thought of creating another network DHCP server on a newly purchased Win2K Server.
1)But if I do this would I also need a router/bridge/or Layer3 switch?
2)After the hardware is selected how do I get Class C to understand Class B is local, as far as keeping shared drives

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by Lusu In reply to Class C and Class B

That's what I whould do:
1. Install the DHCP server on a computer having 2 NICs
2. Change the config of your existing workstations to DHCP (to avoid some maintanence headakes)
3. Make sure that existing workstations are using NIC #1 in the server (physically)
4. Add new workstations also with DHCP but connected to NIC #2
5. Enable IP routing on the server
6. Set Gateways via DHCP to the server itself.

You will have 2 subnetworks, class C linked by a router (Win2K will do!).

So, in short:
Server: DHCP, 2 NICs, IP1: 192.168.1.1, IP2: 192.168.2.1, IP routing enabled.
DHCP setting for NIC1: range 192.168.1.x/mask 255.255.255.0, exclude NIC1 IP, gateway 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
DHCP setting for NIC2: range 192.168.2.x/mask 255.255.255.0, exclude NIC2 IP, gateway 192.168.2.1, mask 255.255.255.0

Hope this helps...

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