On a consumer-grade router, if I set a subnet mask to limit the number of concurrent users (for example, 255.255.255.248), could this cause problems for those users (accessing the web, etc)? Do I have to be aware of anything upstream at the ISP, or does this only affect my LAN?
This is the part I didn't get fully answered in my earlier question, in case it looks familiar. I did learn that:
- I need to make sure that DHCP has an address range that fits within the subnet mask range.
- I need to remember that a couple of IP addresses will automatically be spoken for by the access point and/or gateway (and maybe the broadcast address?)