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what is subnet mask (

Definition: is the most common subnet mask used on computers connected to Internet Protocol (IP)

What it means ?

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  1. Manoj says:

    Hi, means that u have 24 bits enabled for network part and last 8 bits for hosts.
    It means, if I use the ip address 192.168.1.x
    This x can be from 0-255.
    So u can have total 256 hosts in this network.

    i.e. pow(2,8)..
    and if u have subnet as … it means u can have pow(2,16) hosts in the network. pow = square

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