I have very little network knowledges but have a practical question I think I could solve with your help.
I have a small range of 15 ip which can connect to an external network point-to-point (so their IP is the same of both internal and external network); I need to spare those ip-s on more workstations as I can't expand my range of ip. so, for example, I have 15 ip authorized to connect, but 30 workstations.
I was thinking about using a router to use just one ip to interact with the remote network, and my 30 workstations to communicate with the router ip, so that the remote network approves the requests.
I set up a sme server and gave one of that ip I have, but it can't ping the remote ip server where I can retrieve some data. this is mandatory. the remote server authorizes only my workstations where they have the right ip (of the bunch of ip I said) but not if I assign one of those ip to the sme server. so if it can't ping, there's no option to make my workstations to communicate with the remote network.
hoping you understand my problem, could you tell me if I can solve it in a way?
resuming, I have:
a 255.255.255.0 local network (for example 192.168.1.0/24) some of the ip in the local network must interact with another local network point-to-point, same ip range. those ip are authorized to communicate with another server external from that network (10.x.x.x is its ip), when I try to connect from one of my local workstations (ip assigned) they ping it, but if I try to assign one of my ip to the sme server and trying to ping from the console server, he can't see. but, apart of that, what should I perform in general, to connect the sme server and behind all the workstations?
thanks in advance if you could help.