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31-01-2003, 01:39 PM
If you have a domain controller running on windows 2000 advanced server and you want to have a LAN of more than 256 computers running on that domain, what do you do with the ip addresses,

i.e. ip addresses only go from xxx.xxx.xxx.0 - xxx.xxx.xxx.255

Im not actually setting up a domain of this size, I would just like to know.

31-01-2003, 01:45 PM
IP Addresses on a LAN are as follows:

Usually it'll start at: and go to:

From there it would go to: and then on to:

Going on from there you figure it like this: to would be the limit and you end up with several thousand, MORE than enough, probably even for the MS Network!

I think that's what you're after... :)



31-01-2003, 02:04 PM
Just remember that you can't use the xxx.xxx.xxx.0 and xxx.xxx.xxx.255 because they are the subnet address and the broadcast address for the subnet.

Graham L
31-01-2003, 04:34 PM
It would be a mistake to use the 192.168.xxx.yyy class C addresses. Each different "xxx" is a different network. You would need routers to get beween them.

10.xxx.yyy.zzz would give enough addresses for most ( :D ) LANs, all in one network.