Subnetting question from my studying

kriscamaro68kriscamaro68 A+, Net+, Server+, Security+, Win7 MCP, Server 2012 Virtualization Specialist, MCSA 2012Member Posts: 1,186 ■■■■■■■□□□
Ok so I was going through and came accross this one:

Question: How many subnets and hosts per subnet can you get from the network

Answer: 2048 subnets and 30 hosts

Isnt the number of subnets 1024 not 2048?

When I broke it down in binary a /27's lowest network bit is 32 then you take that to the power of 2 32x32 and its 1024 am I wrong on this?


  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Since that's a Class B address, you have 16 bits to work with.

    /27 means that the last five are used for the host, so you have 11 to work with. 2^11 = 2048.
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