I'm trying to understand if it is possible to have a router (as shown in the below diagram) provide DHCP leases to more than one subnet if the subnets are not directly attached.
If both the printers and the PC's were part of the same subnet, then it would be straightforward to have the router interface provide DHCP to all of the devices. However, I'm not sure what the best way to have multiple network segments will be then. Especially if I scale this example up to hundreds of machines.
Would a better solution potentially be to remove switch6 and have a router that supports as many subnets as I wish to connect?
Could VLAN's help in some capacity?
Is there any other good solution to having a single device provide DHCP scopes for multiple subnets that are not directly conneted?
Edit: Please disregard the model numbers of the switches/routers and treat them as generic 'devices'. I did not intend on specifying a specific model when quickly building this diagram in packet tracer.