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dial-up network adapter, how is subnet determined?

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Windows 7 Network Adapter to modem; Network Adapter IP address setting has no subnet mask. It looks like this:
TCP/IPv4 Properties "Use the following IP address:"The instructions then say, "The IP address you manually assigned to the new dial-up network adapter (172.10.10.1) functions as a gateway to any valid IP address on that subnet."

There is no place for me to specify what the subnet is.

ipconfig/all shows:
PPP adapter Dial-up Connection

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dial-up Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 172.10.10.1(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Here it says "Preferred" for IPv4 address. What does "Preferred" mean?
Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.255 What does that mean?

What is the subnet, and how does this act as a gateway to that subnet?
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deleyd
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