By using the ipconfig command, a network administrator determines that a workstation has the address 192.168.3.38 with 29 bits set in the subnet mask. To what network does the workstation belong?

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The number 192.168.3.38 refers to the IP address of a certain computer that has access to the Internet. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that is assigned to every device (computer, printer etc.) that is participating in a computer network that used the Internet Protocol for communication. IP addresses are binary numbers, but they can also be stored in text files and displayed in a format that humans can read, which is where the numbers come from. An IP address consists of 32 bits which gives the possibility of 4,294,967,296 unique addresses. All of the existing IP addresses are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The IP address of a computer is sort of like its identification tag, each one is different. Instructions on how to find out your own computer's IP address are available on the Internet.

A subnet or sub network is a visible subdivision of an IP network. Every single computer that belongs to a subnet is addressed with an identical, common significant bit-group of their IP address. This means that IP addresses are divided into two fields: A network (prefix) and the rest field, which is the identifier for the network interface or computer. A subnet allows the flow of Internet traffic between two hosts to be separated based on a network configuration. A subnet mask is used to specify which section of the IP address belongs to the host and which section belongs to the network. This can help to tell whether information is being sent to the correct host. By organising Internet traffic into separate configurations, sub netting helps to improve both Internet security and performance.

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