How to change netmask and ip to get more DHCP addresses



  • Can someone please tell me how i can make my OPT1 interface DHCP for up to say 10000 clients?

    I am not sure what is best to change the netmask to and also what ip range is ok to use.

    should i use 255.0.0.0 or 255.255.0.0 ?

    with IP should i stick with 192.168.100.0 or should i use 192.0.0.0 ?

    I dont really understand all this very much. i just need to know how to have a dhcp pool of up to 10000 IP's.

    Thanks in advance



  • You can't use 192.0.0.0 (since the relevant private IPv4 address space is 192.168.0.0/16 i.e. 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255)

    You could use a /18 netmask for a total of 16K IPv4 addresses.



  • Strangely i tried that first, but i got some strange result.

    I made my interface IP: 192.168.100.1 / 18

    Then when i went to the DHCP server to change the range, it was saying the IP was 192.168.64.0

    So that made me think  i was doing something wrong.. 16k is fine by me



  • /18 means you can use

    192.168.0.0/18 - 192.168.63.255.255/18    16k IPs
    or
    192.168.64.0/18 - 192.168.127.255.255/18    16k IPs
    or
    192.168.128.0/18 - 192.168.191.255.255/18    16k IPs
    or
    192.168.192.0/18 - 192.168.63.255.255/18    16k IPs



  • Since you had configured your interface IP as 192.168.100.1 the system picked the correct range for you 192.168.64.1 - 192.168.127.254 which would correspond to a /18 netmask that would include that IP.



  • Ok i see.. so i could still start my IP pools from 192.168.100.1 if i wanted to right? seeing i am not going to need all 16k ip's



  • If you are starting at 192.168.100.1 as DHCP pool instead of 192.168.64.1 than you just have ~7100 IPs in your pool.

    192.168.100.1 - 192.168.127.255.255    ~ 7100 IPs



  • perfect. I'm only going to need somewhere between 5000 and 7000 anyways.



  • @luke240778:

    perfect. I'm only going to need somewhere between 5000 and 7000 anyways.

    In theory you then can use a /19 Netmask. This is enough for 8.192 Users.

    192.168.0.0 - 192.168.31.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.32.0 - 192.168.63.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.64.0 - 192.168.95.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.96.0 - 192.168.127.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.128.0 - 192.168.159.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.160.0 - 192.168.191.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.192.0 - 192.168.223.255    8.192 IPs
    192.168.224.0 - 192.168.255.255    8.192 IPs


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