redgunner wrote: »
You always need a beginning, a range and an end
Let's look at a very simple to understand network (class c)
Okay let's pick a random host IP!!
Let's find our Start Range and End Range (known as subnet and broadcast)
(The bold represents our network portion and the underline represents our host portion)
Okay so the range is 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.254 In this very basic example you can see you have 254 hosts in this 1 subnet.
Let's look another exampleSubnet: 192.168.1.0Mask: 255.255.254.0Broadcast: 192.168.1.255
So this means you can have a range from 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.1.254 which is 510 hosts
Remember you need a beginning and an end!! (subnet and broadcast)
Imagine it ranging from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.254.254 (It still only has 1 subnet and 1 broadcast)
Hope this makes sense