Thank you for reading my question. Here goes...
In a class C address for example 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.252, the network portion i.e. 192.168.1 how is it derived.
I assume the 192.168 comes from class C, what about the third octet 1 does it have any bearing on how many hosts or subnets there are, if the number is changed to 10 to read 192.168.10.1 what changes can be expected in the number of hosts or octets.
I need some clarification on the above, I know binary to decimal conversion and vice versa so you may skip that part of the explanation.
Await your reply.