Re: Max IP Addresses
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:40 am
If you split the networks between IP ranges that would do then bandwidth management. So LDS equipment would be 192.168.1.x and public equipment would be 172.16.1.x. Bandwidth throttling would only be on the public. That also gibe you a full class c to expand to. And because you put a put a class c out there doesn't mean you have set dhcp for whole range. Leave yourself room to expand.russellhltn wrote:At the risk of stating the obvious: Unless you want to start filtering with MAC addresses (which would be a pain to administer), you have to issue an IP address to every device that asks for it. Only after it's connected can you find out how to prioritize the traffic from it - be it by what it's requesting or by the person's login.
And, just because you give a device an IP address, does't mean you have to give it any Internet bandwidth. So I don't see limiting IP addresses as a valid means of rationing bandwidth. Not unless you hold the limited pool over the leaders heads so as to not overshare the network password.