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serial link subnets

if I have 3 routers can each serial link be in the 192.168.1.0 subnet, or does each pair need to be in its own between serials ?

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Re: serial link subnets

If you set the interface up as a point-to-multipoint, then all of the serials in the WAN should be in the same network/subnetwork.

You should still pay attention to your addressing in that it is considered good paractice to not waste address space, and to form the addresses such that you can summarize your individual networks when using dynamic routing protocols.

An example of waste would be to assign an entire Class C address range to a network that will never contain more than, say, five hosts (like the WAN ports to five locations).

In that case, you want to subnet down to a space that (for this example) only has seven addresses, which would be a 255.255.255.248 network mask for that subnet. The remaining subnets for that address block could be used for other small LANS or utility systems.

Good Luck

Scott

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Re: serial link subnets

If I had say 4 routers one serial into the other, would I put every serial on the same subnet and just point a network that I want to one of the ip addresses ?

Re: serial link subnets

hi

As scott pointed if your going to have P2MP links you can have them in same subnet but if your gonna use P2P links then instead of wasting the whole /24 subnet you can further break them into /30 for your serial links (which is 4 as per your post here).

And make use of the remaining ip space in all your locations based on the local lans requirement over there in those locations.

regds

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Re: serial link subnets

If I have a number of routers at different sites, Can I put the serial ip's all on the same subnet ? i.e I have 4 offices connected in series, Can I have say office 1 serial ip 192.168.1.1, office 2 192.168.1.2, office 3 192.168.1.3, etc etc ?

Re: serial link subnets

hi

do revert back whts the kinda connectivity betweeen your locations ?

if its p2p as i already suggested try to make use of /30.

Also revert whether any special requirement which pushes to use /24 block to the serial interface ??

regds

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