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IP Address and subnet masks

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by dunn2010, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. dunn2010

    dunn2010 Active Member
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    Hey,

    I'm a apprentice IT Proffesional trying to get to grips with some basics

    can anyone break down and explain the very basics how subnet mask works like, how you work out the range of ip address's say on a

    255.255.255.0

    and how you would work out the range of ip address's on a subnet mask of

    255.255.252.0

    also how do you work out if an IP address is related to a subnet mask? I've read some information regarding this online and in windows server 2003 admininstration toolkit book but still struggling to get to grips.

    all help is greatly appreciated
     

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  2. mhrc4

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  3. Pryomancer

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    I got a 1st in my networking class last year but honestly I have no idea how subnets work.
     
  4. dunn2010

    dunn2010 Active Member
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    Thanks for that mhrc, i'll take a look sometime today and let you know if its helped at all.
     
  5. dunn2010

    dunn2010 Active Member
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  6. mhrc4

    mhrc4 Well-Known Member
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    yeah, subnetting is a pretty basic concept, but can be REALLY useful if you understand how it really works. Most people are just used to doing a 192.168.1.x network with a 255.255.255.0 mask, and never really understand what they are doing.

    Glad that helped.
     
  7. google123

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    Thanks for the info mhrc4. I too have had a hard time understanding subnets. :D
     

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