Who tells the network how to distinguish between ip addresses that are part of the same network

Asked Jan 29, 2013
Edited Jan 29, 2013
Very simply stated, each network device assigns a number formatted like an IP address to the devices operating under it. For example a router on a local area Network (LAN) will have an individual number for each of the devices under it. The most significant bit directs the transmission to that network and the next less significant bit directs it to that subnet.
Answered Jan 29, 2013

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