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This question is from the Microsoft Training Kit.

For each address block and internally configured subnet mask, determine the number of available subnets and hosts per subnet.

Number of Available Subnets:
Number of Available Hosts per Subnet:

My answers are 16 for Number of Available Subnets and 6 for Number of Available Hosts per Subnet. Although the answers shown in the Training Kit, shows 8 for Number of Available Subnets and 6 for Number of Available Hosts per Subnet. Please let me know which one is the correct answer.

Thanks,
rphann

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If it's reserved 5x bits for the subnet, I would have thought that gave 32x subnets with 2^8-2 hosts.

Subnetting isn't my strong point though.
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Edit

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917983

Page 2-66: Number of available subnets incorrect
On page 2-66, in Lesson 3, Practice, Exercise 2 answer block, the last line reads:

"208.147.66.0/25 255.255.255.248 8 6"

"208.147.66.0/25 255.255.255.248 16 6"
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Bugger, I knew I sucked at subnetting.
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mikedisd2 wrote: »
If it's reserved 5x bits for the subnet, I would have thought that gave 32x subnets with 2^8-2 hosts.

Subnetting isn't my strong point though.

If the mask is /25 then it leaves you with 7 bits

the new internal mask of 248 is /29

so your are using 4 for network and 3 for host

2^4 = 16
and
2^3-2 = 6
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Thanks, Breaker.

So my answer is correct. Thanks for clarifying this for me.

rphann