I just undid all my Vlans, they can get to be a pain in the A$$.
Basically i had the overcomplicated setup that Steve mentioned, where my
servers were on one Vlan my office computers on another my .... Well you
get the idea.
What i did instead was change my network to include a second subnet. You
do this by changing the subnet mask of your network.
if my subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
then my network is 10.0.0.1-255 (same applies to 192 addresses)
if my subnet mask is 255.255.254.0
then my network is 10.0.0.1-255 and 10.0.1.1-255
Take a look at http://www.subnet-calculator.com/ to get a better idea of
which subnet you want to use.
I am just finishing up changing over but what i did at my network was to
use a 255.255.254.0 subnet mask. My static computers are ...0.1-255 and
my dhcp is ...1.1-255. Makes it nice to separate them out.
The difference between Vlans and Subneting is that Vlans is like having
two separate networks and you can block traffic as you would through any
router. If you want open access between the two then I would suggest
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>OK, we're growing and I think it's time to divide my network into multiple
>subnets. I've done some searching around and have not yet come up with a
>Specifically, I would hope to divide IP addresses into three subnets:
>Servers/Printers ("system"), Workstations, Labs. We do not use DHCP so
>is not an issue. I would need machines on one subnet to authenticate/file
>share from a Win2K server on another subnet, and print by IP to that
>("system") subnet as well. Will I need to do more than change the subnet
>mask? VLANs on my switch (HP2524)? Other strategies?
>Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. Am I going to get too deep trying
>to do this?
>Washington West Supervisory Union
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