Address types, address ranges and address masks
Since the various types of addresses can be represented by different notations, the notations
used in the Command Line Interface are shown below:
● IPv4 addresses
Addresses for the Internet Protocol version 4 are written in the decimal notation of four
numbers from the range 0 to 255, separated by a period.
With leading zeros, the numbers are interpreted as octal numbers, e.g.: 192.168.070.071
● Network masks
A network mask is a series of bits that describes the network part of an IP address.
The notation is normally decimal in keeping with the IP address.
● Alternative notation for network masks
In contrast to the notation described above, network masks can also be represented as a
number of 1 bits. The mask of the decimal representation 255.255.0.0 is then written as
The syntax is then for example: <ipaddress> / 16
Note that there must be a space before and after the "/".
● MAC addresses
In the syntax of the Command Line Interface, a MAC address is represented as a
sequence of 6 bytes in hexadecimal format, in each case separated by a colon.
The syntax is then, for example aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa
● Multicast addresses
Layer 2 multicast addresses as used on this device use the notation of MAC addresses.
For permitted address ranges, check the rules or ask your network administrator.
SCALANCE W760/W720 to IEEE 802.11n Command Line Interface
Configuration Manual, 10/2015, C79000-G8976-C351-05
2.5 Interface identifiers and addresses