Confusing example in Network+ Passport study guide

akuj1nakuj1n Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have been doing my second round of studying for the network+ exam, this time with the network+ passport written by Mike Meyers (yeah baby!) In the section on subnetting and cidr addressing he gives a very confusing example, where the subnetting makes sense but my question comes after the network is segmented.

In his example he uses to create 4 subnets (in this example to segment off public wifi from back office network resources etc.)

my question is after this.

In this example wouldnt that mask out the default gateway (lets say for the 3 subsequent subnets?

would you need an individual gateway for each subnet, or one firewall with remapped internal lan ports, one port mapped to an ip on each subnet?

It seems like in this example only one subnet would have routed external access, he doesnt actually explain what happens after you segment the network to make it actually function how he is representing in his example.

the subsequent networks being


  • Rosco2382Rosco2382 MCSA: Office 365 Member Posts: 205 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It appears you are missing one octet.
  • akuj1nakuj1n Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    its shorthand..... can be shortened to 192.168.4/26 its common sense in this field that 4 octets are needed.

    think of it as shorthand for ipv6 ::1 for loop back instead of :0:0:0:0:0:0 etc
  • Rosco2382Rosco2382 MCSA: Office 365 Member Posts: 205 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sorry I'm just starting my Network+ and understanding of subnetting.
  • akuj1nakuj1n Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    no worries, just fyi
  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Member Posts: 844
    Yes, Sir.
    Every subnet will need it's own default gateway.
  • akuj1nakuj1n Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    THANKS!, I don't know why its not explained in the book when its the next logical step in getting the scenario going, he stop at just the segmentation and confused the living $hit out of me.

    Im guessing on a nice firewall you could just remap lan ports and have them mapped one for each subnet.
  • johns2025johns2025 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Be sure to read Subnetting Made Easy, a post on this site. It is super well written and much more useable than Mike's section on subnetting.
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