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Subnetting a TCP/IP Network using the Magic Box Method

By Rick Trader
Studio Drillbits
January 2, 2024
Course Description

One of the things that we might have to do in our corporate network is to take a class of IP addresses and then subnet that into what’s called a Classless IP Addressing Scheme.

If our corporation owns a Class B or Class C address we might not want to use private IP addressing to accomplish multiple network segments.

In this session, we are going to look at how to subnet a Class B address into multiple network segments using what’s called The Magic Box. You may or may not have heard of the Magic Box before. You may have learned subnetting in a Microsoft class or learned how to subnet in a Cisco class, CompTIA + or a Citrix class.

There’s many different ways of accomplishing the same task. One of the things I learned a long time ago from another instructor was a feature called the Magic Box. For me, it made sub‑netting very simple.

Let’s run through this real quick.

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