What does the Subnet 250 limit host numbers to?

Had someone with a private ip and a SM of

I'm new to subnetting.

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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi gizmoadria,

Try this page http://www.webpoint.at/service/subnet.html it can calculate it all for you.


LucF - cool calculator.  Just to clarify, if you plugin the subnet mask, it will calculate 5 addresses.  However, the last address(255) is a reserved broadcast address, so you really only have 4 usable.

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gizmoadriaAuthor Commented:
so, how many hosts can be supported? (one of the machines)
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Then you can use t/m and will be the broadcast adress
gizmoadriaAuthor Commented:

how can I tell what the beginning number is?

one computer is .33 and one was .34
Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
hmmz, I feel a bit left out on this one :-(

>how can I tell what the beginning number is?
Just use the calculator I posted above and it'll tell you. Just giving the IP-adres of one of the clients show the rest.

gizmoadriaAuthor Commented:

sorry! I did not see the Split points area!  

Can I go back?  Redo it?
gizmoadriaAuthor Commented:

So putting in that info, it shows that the range starts at 32 and goes up to 37.  37 is reserved for broadcasting?

Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
>it shows that the range starts at 32 and goes up to 37.  37 is reserved for broadcasting?
Yes, that's right.

>I did not see the Split points area!
It was just below the question just before you accepted ErnieExperts comment as an answer.

>Can I go back?  Redo it?
You can ask a question at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/ about this, or you can post a "points for LucF" question linking to this one, your choice.


gizmoadriaAuthor Commented:
thanks Lunchy!

Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
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