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Subnet question

Subnet question

Subnet question

Does anyone see a problem with this setup.

Just trying to figure out if this orignal setup was incorrect.

Terminal#1 - Static IP - Subnet
Terminal#2 - Static IP - Subnet
Printer#1 - Static IP - Subnet
Printer#2 - Static IP - Subnet
Printer#2 - Static IP - Subnet

This site was having intermittent communicatins problems and saw the subnet was on all 5 devivces. I changed it to and everything seems to be working correctly so far.

So.. I sould like to know why so I can explain it to the boss.
Thanks in advance.


RE: Subnet question

Using tha address of and the subnet mask you are using would only allow for two addresses, the subnet address (52) and the broadcast address (53). In order to get five devices to work you would need a subnet mask of and then you could have six devices.

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