DHCP server: Server 2008 R2
IP info: 192.168.0.1/22
According to every calculator out there, 192.168.0.1/22 means I should be able to assign between 192.168.0.1 through 192.168.3.254 as I see fit. 192.168.0.0 being reserved for routing, and 192.168.3.255 for broadcast, leaving 1022 available addresses.
Currently we can only assign IP addresses between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.254. Scope in our DHCP server has this limit, showing a starting address of 192.168.1.1 and an ending address of 192.168.2.254, allowing essentially only half of the addresses to be used.
- Can I change the scope to allow addressing of the rest of our calculated range?
- If so, how do I make this change of scope?
- Will I need to change the gateway address or can that remain at .1.1?
I would prefer to keep a single scope, if at all possible, keeping all the current exclusions and reservations.
The main scope on the DHCP server already has the correct subnet (255.255.252.0, or /22). This means I'm not actually changing the subnet at all. I'm "simply" expanding the IP start and end addresses to what they ought to have been initially.
Reading this MS article it seems to answer my question: If I were changing the subnet or adding a new one, I'd have to create a new scope, or delete and recreate. However, since I'm only expanding my current start and end IP addresses to fill the existing subnets usable address space, the correct method should simply be to edit the properties of the scope.