I have a Draytek Vigor 2820 which is connected to three gigabit Netgear Layer 2 switches. Currently the network is fairly simple, 192.168.1.0/24.
One the network I have 7 servers, around 50 computers, 6 network printers, 16 IP phones and between 5 and 10 wireless laptops that are connected via three wireless access points.
Although we have plenty of IP addresses available I think it could be a little more efficient in terms of identifying a device using its IP address.
We have three branches as well which connect via VPN tunnels.
So far we have the following IP structure:
Main Practice - 192.168.1.0/24 Branch 1. - 192.168.2.0/24 Branch 2. - 192.168.3.0/24 Branch 3. - 192.168.4.0/24
We refer to them as branches but they are essentially permanent home workers for the most part. It is set that any non-tunnel VPN user is assigned an IP address greater than 192.168.1.200/24.
What I would like to do is put all servers on something like 10.1.1.0/24, the wireless access points on 10.1.2.0/24 and perhaps the printers on 10.1.3.0/24.
I don't think our network needs VLANS, but I think the above idea would simplify things. Not to mention make our number of available host addresses far greater.
Using one router, is it possible to add a static route to a different subnet using the same gateway? I have one DHCP server running on Windows 2008 R2, I presume I can add a new scope for each of the new subnets?
Any major downsides to this plan?