We are running a small network with address range 192.168.0.0/24. So we only have 254 IPs available. We want to increase this range slightly, to allow more hosts in the network. So if I change the network to 192.168.0.0/23, that should give us 256 more IP addresses right? From 192.168.0.1-192.168.1.254?
As a test I gave one of our machines on the network a static IP address 192.168.1.25/23. But this machine can't seem to connect to our default gateway, 192.168.0.1 -- the ping times out.
We have a box that serves as our DHCP, DNS, Gateway and firewall all in one, and its IP is 192.168.0.1, and on that I set the subnet mask to 255.255.254.0 (/23).
Anything I put in 192.168.1.x can't seem to get to the 192.168.0.1 gateway. Not sure what's going on. Is there something else I need to change?
Thanks in advance.