wow what a lot of information to read! thanks for all
your help guys :) I am but an HND graduate with nearly
a winter to summers worth of experience, with much
much more to learn yet..
Now regarding that "subnet range" thing, they have it
written down as "Subnet Mask 255.255.25**.0 **= Range
from 2-5". I think its probably meant to interpreted
If this is really what they wrote then it is nonsense.
as a choice of masks for the network i.e different
schools have different network configurations, and
make have 254 type of subnet on their internal
network, and would probably use 252 on their external
side of things.
This dosn't really make much sense.
If you have a router configured as 10.0.40.1/22
you could use different netmask on your LAN.
But there isn't much point unless you were going
to do something like using 10.0.40.1/30
(255.255.255.252) effectivly creating a
point to point link between 10.0.40.1 &
Either way, i'd like to add at this point that our
provider probably isn't the best when it comes to
technical knowledge - their support is lousy,
IME RBC tend to want to ignore technical issues.
Who is actually providing the ISP services?
communication is poor, and any contacts we do have in
the organisation with some common sense are usually
elsewhere trying to keep the ship together.
St. Peter's CofE High School
Phone: +44 1392 204764 X109
Fax: +44 1392 204763