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Why We are giving Subnet for computer ?

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Last response: in Networking
January 8, 2011 5:15:06 AM


My Question is why we are giving subnet to our computer ? and in VLAN we need to give correct Subnet to our computer ? And if we have given the Wrong subnet then my Computer communicate to other computers in LAN ?

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January 11, 2011 6:49:37 AM

I can not define subnets more then that Wiki link.

In short subnets are needed to tell, an IP address belongs to which class which are A,B,C (popularly) and D,E (research).

We need these classes for...

1. Better management of IP addresses as there can be 16 million addresses.

2. Security , as computer with A class IP can only talk to computers of same class unless specifically given instructions at the network level by Networks Admin.