?
Solved

Creating a large network

Posted on 2004-04-25
4
Medium Priority
?
301 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Just out of curiosity, how do you create a network with over 254 computers using TCP/IP? Is it possible?
0
Comment
Question by:Paul S
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
jonpaulr earned 100 total points
ID: 10914764
Yes you use what is call subnetting.

Here is a good start with the basics of TCP/IP including subnetting. For more information on it, just start digging into that word.

http://www.dwood.com/IP.html
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jonpaulr
ID: 10914772
To answer your question as far as creation, just look at the World Wide Web as 1 big network, because it is....!

The means by which this HUGE network is created is through subnets and routers. Routers have "routes" that lead from one point to another, interconnecting the many subnets throughout the world.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Paul S
ID: 10915741
thanks jonpaulr. so what subnet mask does the internet use? it needs all the hosts in can get so it must use 0.0.0.0 right?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jonpaulr
ID: 10916318
The internet as you know it is this one large network of subnet masking. The "internet" has no subnet, it is just a concept you can say. Each ISP is assigned a certain range of IP addresses it can assign to users based around this masking principal. The entire group as a whole can be considered "the internet".
0

Featured Post

Moving data to the cloud? Find out if you’re ready

Before moving to the cloud, it is important to carefully define your db needs, plan for the migration & understand prod. environment. This wp explains how to define what you need from a cloud provider, plan for the migration & what putting a cloud solution into practice entails.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

WARNING:   If you follow the instructions here, you will wipe out your VTP and VLAN configurations.  Make sure you have backed up your switch!!! I recently had some issues with a few low-end Cisco routers (RV325) and I opened a case with Cisco TA…
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Suggested Courses

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question