Help with practice subnetting question

DrTuggingtonDrTuggington Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi all, can I please get some assistance with my answer to this practice question, in whether or not it's correct?. Ignore the "give your suggestion of trouble shooting procedure" part but more so the second part about identifying the connectivity problem.

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My answer: The failure of connectivity to the company printer is because the wrong subnet mask has been entered, the current configured subnet mask of 255.255.255.214 places the printers IP address into a non-existent network of 192.168.5.66. The printer needs to be configured with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.224, so the printers IP address of 192.168.5.98 falls into a valid 192.168.5.96 network. The second issue found is the broadcast address for that network 192.168.5.255, has been entered as the default gateway address.


thanks guys!!

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  • Ltat42aLtat42a Posts: 585Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Your answer looks to be correct.
  • DrTuggingtonDrTuggington Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you!!
  • james43026james43026 Posts: 303Member
    Your answer is mostly correct. 192.168.5.255 isn't the broadcast address, in fact it's not even in the same subnet as the one that has been configured on the device. The broadcast address for your network would be 192.168.5.127.
  • pinkiaiiipinkiaiii Posts: 216Member
    nice spot from james43026,seems you got the concept right anyway,since you were given full address and mask you just need to follow magic number which as you worked out was 32,thus 0-32,64,(96-128 )since you cant use block address the last would be 5.127 but need to use either 97 or 126 as you df gateway -think preferred is the first available address,not sure is it enforced when it comes to ccna or cisco.
  • DrTuggingtonDrTuggington Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    james43026 wrote: »
    Your answer is mostly correct. 192.168.5.255 isn't the broadcast address, in fact it's not even in the same subnet as the one that has been configured on the device. The broadcast address for your network would be 192.168.5.127.
    Thanks for that man! I didn't even see that. Ill remember to not jump the gun with those little fiddly parts of questions like that :)
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