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Network device A, Subnet

Hello Guys I have simple doubt. Please try to guide me. Its with respect to Network Device A?

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1. With a network wide mask of 255.255.255.128, each interface does not require an IP address.

2. With a network wide mask of 255.255.255.0, it must be a Layer 3 device for the PCs to communicate with

each other.

I could not understand the meaning of  above lines. What exactly is the meaning of saying that

With a network wide mask of 255.255.255.128, each interface does not require an IP address.

Please try to get me understood the meaning of 1 and 2.

Best Regards,

Robin

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Network device A, Subnet

Robin

What is network device A ?

It makes a big difference to the answer. If it is a router then what are the IP addresses of the interfaces connection to both end devices ?

We need to understand the context to try and help provide an answer.

Jon

Network device A, Subnet

What an odd question, did it come from a text book or an exam?

Unless using a really wide subnet mask, the hosts are on different subnets, therefore will require a Layer 3 device in order for them to communicate with each other.

I am not sure what the relevance of those subnet masks is but as Jon has said, we need to know what Network Device A is.

Also, question 1 refers to 'each interface'.......each interface of which device? The switches? The Hosts? Network Device A?

The question is worded very badly and there it not enough information to answer it.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Network device A, Subnet

What an odd question

That is putting it mildly.

I would probably have used another word but is suspect the CSC filters would have blocked it

Jon

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Network device A, Subnet

Robin

Just to clarify, my comments in the last post were aimed at the actual question and not at you so please feel free to come back with further details and we will do our best to help.

Jon

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