I am a new IT student (and a new forum member) and am having my first bout with subnetting. I understand the fundamentals but am still a bit confused when asked to subnet logically. I understand the IP address class types, the amount of subnets, and quantity of hosts that can be found within a subnet. But my real problem is finding some IP address ranges with a Class A or Class B subnet.
Here is my problem:
This is obviously a Class A IP address. I know I can get 2048 subnets and 8190 hosts with this subnet. I am asked to find the first two ranges. Now would the first range be:
126.96.36.199 (using only the third octet "1" bit) or
188.8.131.52 (using the "1" bit in the fourth octet)?
I have read my text book:
Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network, Enhanced; Eckert, Schitka
Thompson Course Technology
...and have browsed online looking for an inkling but I have found nothing in relation with this question of possible IP address ranges. I know there can quite a number of ranges.
I am sorry if this is an unclear question. Like I said, I am new to this and am starting pave the way for a new career. Any and all help will be appreciated.
is a wicked little utility for honing your skills and with lots and lots of practice, making sure you figure out why your wrong each time, you'll have nasty little subnetting questions like this one in the bag and done mentally in under 15 seconds..... No Joke...
I haven't subnetted a thing for a year and a half until tonight and went on that web site (interview for networking job in a couple days) and was still getting over 90% correct in my head. (kept forgetting the broadcast address... doh!)