I'm setting up two different networks at our office. One is to manage the internet connection, and the other one is to connect to a local server. I believe I should be using a different IP range to achieve this, is this correct? Something like:
Network 1: 192.168.1.0 Network 2: 192.168.2.0
Both network have different routers, and all computers involved have two network cards installed (except for the ones that only need to connect to one of the networks).
I have the following questions:
- Should I two entirely different IP ranges (192... vs 10...), or can I work with the aforementioned example (which only varies the second-last number group)?
- Should I use different subnets, and are there specific suggestions regarding this?
I read this question: http://superuser.com/questions/68426/can-i-connect-to-two-networks-simultaneously-with-two-ethernet-cards which does not mention different subnets, but elsewhere I read one should not work on the same subnet when dealing with two networks.