Understanding different classes of computer network

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Some of the most commonly used network classes are B and C. What is the difference between a Class B network and a Class C network?

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Hello Phillipus.

Classful network-addressing architecture (wherein networks were classified as either A, B, C, D, or E) has already been discontinued but is still being used.  Class B and Class C are two of the five address classes.

To answer your question:

Class B networks are networks that use the IP address range 128.0.0.0 up to 191.255.255.255.  You usually find these address on public IP addresses or those IP addresses that are visible on the Internet.

Class C networks use the IP address range 192.0.0.0 up to 223.255.255.255.  You usually find these in use in local area networks.

Classful network architecture was replaced by Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) in 1993.

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Difference between Class B and Class C network depends upon the subnet (Subnetwork). Class B IP address were assigned to medium to large networks which allows approximately 65,000 hosts per network. It s network number values start at 128 and finish at 191 whereas, Class C IP addresses were used in small LAN configurations which allows 254 hosts per network. A Class C network number value starts at 192 and ends at 223.

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Understanding different classes of computer network

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Thanks Sollis And Suelto for your nice solutions. You guys really make me understand the difference between Class B and Class C network. Thanks a lot again.

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