|I tried a little experiment here at the office,|
In my understanding if you use for example a class B IP Address like 188.8.131.52 with a subnet of 255.255.0.0 then you have another computer and sets its IP Address to 184.108.40.206 subnet is set to 255.255.0.0, in my understanding they can see each other(Ping)? But why in my case they didn't have a chance to ping each other? My set up is a router with an IP of 220.127.116.11 and a subnet of 255.255.255.0(for some reason I can't set a defined subnet on that router its a Linksys WRT54SLGS) and 2 experimental computers connected directly to the router the other is set to DHCP so its IP is 18.104.22.168 and the other computer is static setting it to 22.214.171.124 with a subnet of 255.255.0.0 and gateway of 126.96.36.199(for internet connection).
I changed the subnet of the static computer to 255.255.255.0 but it did not work. They have the same network ID just different host ID.
I haven't tried replacing the router with a switch but in my understanding that would work.
Can you explain to me what is going on? How can I connect them to see each other? In my understanding an class B IP address can handle up to 65,000(255x255) host.