I have a newbie networking question. In my office there are about 200 machines on 192.168.0.x IPs. At home I have a similar setup but with far fewer IPs. I run 5 virtual machines on my local machine and I have given them all 192.168.0.x IPs too but this seems wasteful because they only ever need to talk to one another. The default gateway is 192.168.0.1. Should I give my VMs IPs of 192.168.100.x ? 192.168.122.x ? What's so special about having VMs on 192.168.100.x / 192.168.122.x IPs ? If this is the right thing to do, what should the default gateway be set to ? I assume that if I have a VM with a 192.168.100.x address when it won't be able to use the 192.168.0.1 gateway ? Many thanks.
The answer to your last question: Yes, your assumption is correct. See the point 2) in my answer how to solve it