Why We are giving Subnet for computer ? Tags: LAN Subnet Computers Networking Last response: January 11, 2011 6:49 AM in Networking Share purushottamaher January 8, 2011 5:15:06 AM Hi, 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 ? More about : giving subnet computer Emerald January 8, 2011 9:16:03 PM Maybe this will answer some of your questions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subnetwork asheesh1_2000 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSubnet design Forumsubnet mask ForumHi, I have problem with win 7 machine, after giving static ip it's not communica ForumGateway & Router Subnet Issue/Port-Forwarding ForumSubnet mask keeps changing on me! ForumWhy we need a length field in Ethernet while we don't need.. ForumNetworking trouble subnet related ForumIp Class/ Subnet Question ForumUsing VPN - Accessing servers on different subnet ForumSubnet Change Problem, Help? Forum2 NICs in same subnet Forum2 adapters, same subnet , works in XP not in 98 ForumTech:NAT subnet routing question ForumSetting up a network with 2 subnets ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumLooking for good wireless card for old computer ForumLimiting data download on my kid's computer each day ForumMy cable co. has installed two modems. I just moved my computer from my den to ForumWindows cannot ping lan computer ForumA connection to the remote computer could not be established because the modem w More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !