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Subnetting

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Was thinking about subnetting.

    could i do this on my home network, where laptops are on a different subnet than my pcs, and then pdas are on another subnet different to the other two? would this be done by my modem or wireless? and is it hard for someone who doesnt know nowt on subnetting i.e. me?
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Learn the theory first.

    Subnetting is a difficult subject to master, at least it was for me, and I still struggle with it at times. No, infact I hate subnetting!

    If you could do it at home would depend on how configurable your router is. 8)
     
  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    cheers mate...
     
  4. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Aggrr!! :cry: :cry: i got to figure it out again!!

    Somone told me Cisco Press books for the CCNA explain it quite well is it true?
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I struggled with the Cisco press books explanation when I was doing the netacad, hence why I went looking for the document I linked to.

    I guess it is one of those subjects that you either get, and get it straight away, or you struggle along with it and suddenly it just clicks into place. Personaly I think I fall into the second category, but now it just doesn't seem to want to click any more, so it takes me a while! 8)
     
  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    old age is creeping up on you mate :twisted:
     
  7. hbroomhall

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    The problem with subnetting is that strictly these days it doesn't exist - it is a hold over from older Class-style days before CIDR came along. The word is still often used though to indicate the use of small CIDR allocations within a larger one, which isn't quite the same thing.

    However - most certs specify that you must know it, as there is a *lot* of older gear still in use that uses it. And Cisco stuff still has it in even modern gear (for backwards compatability I suspect).

    Most domestic home routers don't really support either subnetting or multiple IP ranges very well - if at all.

    And TCM - what do you hope to achieve from doing this? On a small home network I can't see the point - unless you are setting up a home lab for M$ servers. And to do it properly you will need routers between each 'subnet'.

    Harry.
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    i just wanted to see how it works and play around with it...
     
  9. hbroomhall

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    A very good reason there! :biggrin

    You will need to aquire some routers for such a system, or you could set up some Linux boxes to act as routers.

    Harry.
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    could i have one xp machine and the other two use linux live cds or do i have it installed?
     
  11. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    In my experience, the Live Cd's do not function in a 100% sort of way. I don't think the network facilities would be availible in the live *way*.

    What i love about 6.04 (Dapper) is you boot the live CD, use the OS to see if you like it and all your hardware works and then install from the Desktop. :)

    With 5.04 you had to download 2 650MB iso's, one live and one install.

    Si
     
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  12. hbroomhall

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    I suspect that you will have to install it. You need to configure it by putting routing lines in the config, and, unless you rewrite the Live CD, that is a little hard to do on a CD!

    Harry.
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

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    hmmm... i'll see how it goes, dont like the idea of installing it just to play around with it as one of the computers is not mine, and bro bro will kick me in the nuts if things go wrong with his one...
     
  14. tomshawk

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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    OMG, now that is too funny. Are you Irish by chance. I wonder if we are related. :p
     
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  16. Mr.Cheeks

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    sorry love - aint irish nor have i got duct tape in my blood
     

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