- Network ID (192.168.0.0)
- Subnet mask (/24 = 255.255.255.0)
- Usable IP addresses (254 IP addresses)
- Broadcast address (192.168.0.255)
Selecting the appropriate IP numbering scheme and subnet mask will determine how many usable IP addresses will be available for you. If you have many networks within your company, you should then be careful not to have overlapping or similar networks. Each network must be unique, otherwise routing problems can occur.
If you require further information on network design, you can refer to SearchNetworking.com's Network Design Topics Page or visit my website at www.Firewall.cx. If you have any questions about IP addressing and subnetting, view SearchNetworking.com's IP addressing and subnetting fundamentals crash course or tip on how to subnet by contributor Mimi Shaw.
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