I have just set up my first home LAN, and I want to start playing around with some basic networking concepts. Specifically, I would like to create two subnets. Now although I want these subnets to be meaninful and to serve a real function, I want them more so as to get practice setting up my first subnets.
Since I'm really new to networking, the only use I can think of for subnets on a home LAN might be to have a range of "public" IP addresses that can be reached from outside my private home LAN, and a range of IPs that would be "private" (internal/intranet).
I was thinking that if I gave my network a netmask of
255.255.255.128, that it would split all available IP's into 2 groups: a "public" range in between
192.168.1.[0,127] and a "private" range between
Have my assumptions thus far been correct? If not, please correct me and steer me in the right direction (perhaps my netmask is wrong?).