class b

Sir
I have two computers.I am giving  class b 172.31.53.1 and 172.31.57.1 ip address.
Both will connect  or not.
SJECCPAsked:
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stevenlewisCommented:
to each other?
depends on the subnet mask, and if they have physical connectivity
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SJECCPAuthor Commented:
They are physically connected.subnet mask what shoud i give?
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stevenlewisCommented:
the default mask for a class b network is 255.255.0.0
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stevenlewisCommented:
They are physically connected
How?
cat5 cable and a hub/switch/router? WAP? or a crossover cable? using NIC's or direct cable connection
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SJECCPAuthor Commented:
They are conected using cat 5 cable through hub.If i give subnet mask as 255.255.252.0.what will happen.
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stevenlewisCommented:
with 255.255.252.0.
you will have 62 subnets with 1022 hosts on each subnet
they should connect
these will be on the same network
 172.31.0.1 to  172.31.61.254
next network
 172.31.62.0 to  172.31.127.254
and so on
If you want to learn about subnetting go to www.learntosubnet.com
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stevenlewisCommented:
It's been a while since I had to do any subnetting
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MarkusAureliusCommented:
With the mask 255.255.252.0, these two will be on different subnets -- the first on subnet 172.31.53.0 and the second on subnet 172.31.56.0.  If you want these two to be on the same subnet (i.e., commnicate directly without routing), the smallest mask you can use would be a /20 (255.255.240.0).
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stevenlewisCommented:
MarkusAurelius You  are correct (my math sucks LOL) should have consulted the calculator
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MarkusAureliusCommented:
No probs - the only reason I could do this was I'm fresh from putting the final touches on a intro class to IP addressing and subnetting that I'm co-teaching.  And even then I can't tell you how many times I made dumb mistakes in binary calculation.

SJECCP - do this answer your question or do you need additional information?
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stevenlewisCommented:
sheesh, nice record. NOT! LOL
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stevenlewis,

It's actually worse. We closed something like 30 of his questions back in April.

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SpideyModCommented:
Force accepted with points split.  Note: see MarkusAurelius' comment on Date: 07/24/2002 05:42PM PST  for clarification of subnet

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MarkusAurelius points for you at:
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