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You need to configure a server that is on the subnet The router has the first available host address. Which of the following should you assign to the server?
Answer: Option
A /29 is, which is a block size of 8 in the fourth octet. The subnets are 0, 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, etc. is the 24 subnet, and since 32 is the next subnet, the broadcast address for the 24 subnet is 31. is the only correct answer.
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Manu Ratheesh said:   7 years ago
I think answer is (D).


Given CIDR is which means the NID is 29 bits and HID is 3 bits.

So the subnet mask becomes

Given that the router has the first available host address (i.e, SubnetID), which is given by:

( AND ( =, which is the IP address of the router.

We know that =

Here the NID part is (29 bits) and host id part is remaining 3 bits.

In order to get the broadcast address (address of the server), set all host id bits to 1. Then it becomes

i.e, which is the IP address of the server.

Nick said:   8 years ago
I think D is the right answer. --> 11000000.10110000.00010011.00011000 with the first 5 bits of the 4th octet defining the sub net 24 and last 3 bits defining the host number. So if the next sub net is 32--> 11000000.10110000.00010011.00100000 then the broadcast address for sub net 24 would be 11000000.10110000.00010011.00011111.

Am I missing something?

Bharti singh said:   6 years ago
The first host address should be :

Because up to 29 bits it is fixed part and the remaining part is 3 bits. -> subnet block id.
.00011001-> this will be the first host for this subnet.

Harry said:   7 years ago
First host address is assigned to the router as said in the question, after that next available address is (as given in options) which would assign to the server.

Umesh Prajapati said:   3 years ago
As I solved this question :

Nework id :-
First vaild host :-
Last vaild host -
Broadcost IP address :-
Subnet mask :-

Please check it.

Bhadana said:   9 years ago
Subnet id is or mask is

First host of the subnet is 11000000.10110000.00010011.00011001 that is

Bijit Sarkar said:   7 years ago
I think it the range coming in to

So the 1st host coming is

Please check it.

Jahangir alam said:   6 years ago
I think here first usable host is Because here is the network address.

Unknown said:   8 years ago
Guys if I'm correct you count up to 256 but I see some where people counted to 255 maybe?

Anonymous said:   6 years ago
The first host address should be:


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