A subnetwork, or subnet, is a logically visible subdivision of an IP network.

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Why do we need subnet mask and what is the use of it? [on hold]

Noob question, please answer me details. Why do we need subnet mask and what is the use of it? Is that only to describe about the valid host and network?
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How do I know if two machines are on same LAN?

I am very poor with Computer Networks, even though I took class in my grad school. I keep forgetting about subnets and masks and what not! Currently, I am playing with Docker and Erlang and was ...
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how to calculate network address of an IP with subnet mask 202.145.90.7/20? [duplicate]

how to calculate network address of an IP with subnet mask 202.145.90.7/20? How many hosts can be there?
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How do I get a /23 subnet mask from 172.16.0.0 /21 network address?

I have 172.16.0.0 /21 My mask is 255.255.248.0 I have an IP range from 172.16.0.0 to 172.16.7.255 255.255.248.0 11111111.11111111.11111000.00000000 Network------------------------- ...
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Communicating with devices on a different subnet

Let me start this off by saying that I am very new to how IP Address / Subnet Addresses work, and networking in general. This stuff is generally mystifying, and I've had a hard time understanding ...
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Switch after Router seems to create own subnet

I have a Router (Easybox 802) connected to the Internet. It has sockets for LAN-cables and a wifi-antenna. One socket of the router is connected to a switch (netgear fs605 v2) in another level in the ...
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When I change the subnet for the LAN interface on a Sonicwall firewall the WAN interfaces go haywire. What should I do?

Our company's old subnet was 255.255.255.0. To adjust for growth we decided to implement a 255.255.248 subnet. Upon changing this in our Sonicwall's LAN interface, our WAN connections quit working ...
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How can I find any domain name that resolves to IP within a given net range?

For example, given the range: 172.128.0.0 - 172.191.255.255 I need to find some domain that resolves to an IP-adress within the range. Is it possible ? I'm using a Linux system.
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Ping all machines using the same software [closed]

I want to make a software that can make connections to other computers that use the same software. (within a subnetwork) But I am stuck on how to make such a software that can ping its subnetwork and ...
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What is a “local” subnetwork [closed]

I understand that subnetwork, or subnet, represents all machines that belong to the same local area network (LAN). But I don't understand what it means by a local subnetwork. Can someone explain this ...
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OpenVPN: Route only specific subnetwork through vpn - works for single IP adresses

I was trying to route only specific subnet/single through open vpn. I have read several questions like this on superuser, and even found good answer to my question. So I am now able to route single ...
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Network Config (Alcatel GPON (I-241W-S) & TPLink TL WR1043ND)

I have a fibre to home internet solution configured at my place, the Alcatel GPON receives the fibre cable and a LAN cable is fed from it to the TP Link router where the ppoe connection is etablished ...
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Subnetting an already subnetted address further

I'm a little lost with a question given by my instructor in class and just wanted some clarification on my work. The question is - Given: IP Address: 133.64.128.0 /24 Want: 37 networks ...
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Two subnets block traffic between them but allow internet

I have 192.168.1.1/24 network that has a switch and several access points .There is a adsl modem at 192.168.1.1 . I want to add a new network 192.168.2.1/24 with its own access point and switch. so ...
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Split current network installation in two Vlans

here I got a (really) tricky problem In my home I have a basic router from my ISP and the DHCP Server that serves every mac address with a static IP in this configuration : Family devices : ...
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virtualbox pinging from one subnet to another

I'm using virtualbox and I have 3 virtual machines, there's the middle vm which is a Linux Fedora 20 which has two interfaces connecting each to one subnet, the other two vms is one also a Fedora 20 ...
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What is the difference between a subnet mask and a netmask?

Is there any logic in using two different names for determining host ID and net ID? For example, if you type print route in a Command Prompt you get things with netmask, but the IPv4 settings seems ...
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Can you have a class C IP address with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0?

Can you have a class C IP address with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0? What happens when you have a setting like this?
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Using WLAN Router without creating new subnet

I have the following network configuration at home I'm connected through a NanoStation M5 to the internet. The NanoStation has a DHCP server and provides IP addresses for all wired PCs which are ...
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static IP outside of subnet range

I have two questions, but let me explain the situation first. They are about the (static) IP address of a printer attached to the network. We had this networking setup, using a normal consumer router ...
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What is major network mask and subnet mask

I've been served with a question to find Major Network Mask and I've only given Host IP address and sub-net mask. I have to find the Major Network Mask using Host IP and sub-net mask. Another ...
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How to force to send data to router (on L3) instead sending directly? (on L2)

I have a public IP-addr on one machine: a.b.c.156/32 The GW is a.b.c.133 (which is in the /27 network with its gateway a.b.c.129) I statically added an arp route: sudo arp -an a.b.c.133 at ...
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If I have a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, what is the next valid subnet mask address [closed]

If I have a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, what is the next valid subnet mask address on either side (above or below)
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Is there a way to detect a LAN's IP and its subnet mask?

I'm not a English speaker, but I'll try my best make it clear: If your laptop connects to a unknown local network (through a wireless or wired router) and there's no DHCP service at all, and nobody ...
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How many subnets are needed?

I'm just starting out with networks. I'm trying to determine how many subnets are needed for this network: BRANCH1, BRANCH2 and HQ are routers. The Boxes between routers and PCs are switches. The ...
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Why is it improper network design to have two physical NICs, one machine, same subnet, same netmask, same gateway, two different IP addresses?

All I read and can see says to put two different IP addresses on one NIC. I thought if I had two NICs, I'd be better off for speed/throughput. Why is it a wrong topology to have two separate ...
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Quick way to calculate subnet IP and broadcast IP

I'm having trouble findind a quick/effective method to determine valid IP range based on given router IP and netmask I know how to calculate the subnet IP and the broadcast IP by converting all the ...
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Why can't my OpenVPN client access machines on same LAN as OpenVPN server?

I have configured OpenVPN on my Linux server and Windows client according to the instructions here. My client can access the server, but can't get any further onto the LAN. My Server is ...
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Subnet Masking vs Routing

To extend a network beyond the amount of 254 hosts, there are basically two options, if I understood it correctly: I could use a second network, having a different network prefix and connect the two ...
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unable to ping my win7 computer from an another computer in different subnet while I could do the opposite

subnet A(192.168.137.0/24) has P(192.168.137.1) and Q(192.168.137.2) computers subnet B(192.168.7.0/24) has Q(192.168.7.1) and R(192.168.7.2) computers P is my windows 7 computer connected to ...
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How do I create subnets given these constraints?

I am trying to tackle the following subnetting problem: Prepare subnetting for an organization that requires 2000 hosts to be placed on the network. The maximum number of hosts on a subnetwork is 300. ...
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How to connect 2 home routers to connect 2 separate networks?

I don't know if it's a silly question, but I'm not very good at networking. So please help me out. I have a Netgear WNDR4500, and I configured my PCs and virtual machines setting the WNDR4500 ...
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How to calculate subnet of your interface based on the destination IP and subnet?

I am new to networking and linux so I am not able to fix this problem. I have a power controller connected to my linux PC (eth0) through a switch with the default static IP of 192.168.1.100 and subnet ...
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Cant ping to computer but reverse ping can

So Computer 1 can ping to computer 2 but reverse it can't Setup : router A (192.168.0.xxx) 255.255.255.0 > Router B (192.168.1.xxx) 255.255.255.0 So computer1 on Router B can ping to computer2 on ...
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how to split up network into two subnets with only one router

I have one router on my home network. This acts as the main WiFi access point for all devices, as well as being connected to a simple switch for my home lab. I would like to be able to isolate my home ...
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Why subnet mask for IP 10.0.1.4 is 255.255.255.0?

Well I'm not sure whether I'm missing something here. But all I've read is that if first octet of IP is within 0 - 127 then it is categorized as Class A subnet and correspondingly Subnet Mask for ...
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2 TP-Link routers are connected

I have two TP Link routers, one is connected to the ISP and the other's WAN is connected to one of my Ethernet Ports (assigned IP from router1 192.168.1.200). Hosts in the 2nd router (192.168.0.0/24) ...
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Arch Linux device with static IP address, new router not finding the device

I have a device running Arch Linux on my network (Raspberry Pi to be exact) and I do not have a cable for the display. I typically used it by ssh client and had it configured for a static IP address ...
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Cannot reach the computer in WAN

I wanted to split the internet connection in my room. And my brother also wanted a better wifi accessability. So we bought a router (NETGEAR JWNR2010v5). All we wanted works great, good wifi. I have ...
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IPv6 subnetting - coverting decimal to hexadecimal

I came across a question on IPv6 subnetting, You work as a branch network administrator of a large company with offices in many cities around the world. The corporate network is currently in ...
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Subnetting based on networking needs

I am unable to visualize the solution to the following question Your company has obtained the 131.107.168.0 /21 address space from an ISP. You now need to design this address space to accommodate the ...
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Is it possible to sniff packets on other subnetworks?

I've been reading about packet sniffing and was wondering if it's possible for someone to sniff packets on subnetworks other than the one they're on. Since the point of a subnetwork is that devices ...
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How come I can ping google but not a PC on a different subnet within my campus network?

I am a newbie to the networking world. I know that one cannot ping two PCs connected to different subnets unless you have a router in between. But, I was wondering how come I can ping www.google.com ...
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Set up two (2) IP addresses on the same network card?

I think it is possible to set up 2 IP addresses and subnet masks on one NIC in Windows XP. How can this be done?
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Relationship of routers to networks

I was wondering, in networking, what is the relationship of routers to networks? Can the same router be the gateway for 2+ networks? For example, if I have a wireless router at home, can I configure ...
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Ways to differentiate between home and office private network

Let us consider there are two networks 1) home network and 2) office network. I have an application which will get the system IP and MAC Address of the installed machine while launching the ...
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Windows Networking - Treat two subnets as one network

We have an existing (old) network (10.0.0.0/24) and we're trying to add another (new) subnet (20.0.0.0/24) using a Cisco 2901 router. I added the appropriate routes and tested everything out. We're ...
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Active directory sites and services

I have 192.168.1.0/23 subnet for wired connection and 192.168.2.0/24 for wireless connection. Do I need to add 192.168.2.0 in AD Sites & services. Right now I have 192.168.1.0/24 added in the ...
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Home network with two routers and just one Wifi

I know it is a pretty lame question, but I am not a pro in networking, so I will still ask it. And I will try to explain details where possible. I want to create the following setup: Phone line is ...
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how the pc1 checks pc2 subnet

pc1 and pc2 are different subnets Actually if a pc1 wants to ping pc2 at first pc1 checks pc1 & pc2 subnets whether they equal or not if not the frame will not cross the nic of pc1 my question ...