The Address Info Tab displays the class of address and range of addresses for that class, a color-coded bit map for that class of address, the binary representation of that address, and the hexadecimal representation of the address.
The Subnet Info Tab allows you to enter subnet information in five different ways: by number of subnet bits, number of total mask bits, number of subnets, number of hosts, or just the subnet mask in dotted decimal notation. For the information entered, the Calculator generates a color-coded bit map breaking down the network, subnet and host portion, shows you the subnet host address range, the subnet ID and subnet broadcast address.
The Subnet/Hosts Tab generates a table showing the subnet ID, host range of IP addresses, and the subnet broadcast address over a range of user-selectable subnets.
The CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) Tab is particularly interesting for ISPs or corporations with many Class C addresses as it displays information on supernetting (collecting multiple IP addresses together).
Within the CIDR Tab, you can enter an IP address and the number of supernet bits you wish to use, and the Calculator will display the number of possible supernets and their address allocation range. The route address and supernet masks used are displayed in dotted decimal and dotted hexadecimal notation.
Here are some key features of "WildPackets IP Subnet Calculator":
· Given an IP class A, B or C address, several pieces of information can be displayed about that address by selecting one of four tabs: the Address Info, Subnet Info, Subnet/Hosts or CIDR tab.