Networking

Subnetting, purpose of it and how it works

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A subnetwork, or subnet, is a logically visible subdivision of an IP network.[1] The practice of dividing a network into two or more networks is called subnetting. Subnet mask: A subnet mask separates the IP address into the network and host addresses (<network><host>). Subnetting further divides the host part of an IP address into a subnet and host address (<network><subnet><host>). It is called a subnet mask because it is used to identify network address of an IP address by performing bitwise AND operation on the netmask.       Subnet Mask is made by setting network bits to all "1"s […]

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Networking

Installing DHCP Server on Windows Server 2008 R2

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Pre-requisite setup: As a well known case, that all the network service servers should be using the Static IP-Address. DHCP server checks the status of static IP-address and warns you if it’s not the case. You need “Enterprise Administrator” access level for authorizing the newly installed DHCP Server as valid DHCP server on the network. This can be done at a later part from the DHCP Server Management Console   DHCP Server Installation: DHCP Server is a server role in Windows Server 2008 R2.  You can add/Remove this role via Server Manager > Roles Section.  Below are the sequence of […]

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Setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Router

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Installing Routing Server Role: Add Server Role “Network Policy and Access Services” Click Next Select “Routing and Remote Access Services” Review the summary and click Install Close Successful install Wizard   Accessing Routing and Remote Access Server Console: Via Server manager > Roles > Network Policy and Access Services > Routing and Remote Access Server Start Windows > Administrive Tools > Routing and Remote Access Configuring Routing and Remote Access Server: Right click Server > click on “Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access” It launches Routing and Remote Access Server Setup wizard, Click Next  Select the “Custom Configuration” for […]