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All the networking geeks out there , can somebody please explain

What is:

  • DNS Server
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
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Please don't use signatures or taglines in your posts. - – Hello71 Jul 28 '10 at 22:00
not an answer but is good for all of these. – Tim Alexander Jul 28 '10 at 22:06
up vote 2 down vote accepted

DNS Server = Domain name server, it is where host names of websites or domains are connected to the ip address of the servers/networks.

Subnet Mask = subnet masks can be best explained reading here.

Default Gateway = is the ip address where your computer sends packets of information/ gets its connection. Generally the router you are connected to.

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Probably a little technical for somebody who needs to ask the question, but you've got my up vote. – menns Jul 29 '10 at 1:25

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