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Discussion Forum : Subnetting - Subnetting (Q.No. 1)
Your router has the following IP address on Ethernet0: Which of the following can be valid host IDs on the LAN interface attached to the router?
1 only
2 and 3 only
3 and 4 only
None of the above
Answer: Option
The router's IP address on the E0 interface is, which is This makes the third octet a block size of 2. The router's interface is in the 2.0 subnet, and the broadcast address is 3.255 because the next subnet is 4.0. The valid host range is 2.1 through 3.254. The router is using the first valid host address in the range.
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RAJESH BADARIYA said:   1 decade ago
But as we always say that first and last ip is for networkk and host id than here why we are not considering and

Please tell since this network is divided into two bock then how?

Adhie said:   1 decade ago
the option C is broadcast address and the others is host address.
that given address is class B (from 1st octet 172).

So here is sub network addr:

Vikash_jaiswal said:   1 decade ago
As given, router's IP address as ;

it means last 9 bits (32-23) of binary form of are responsible for deciding host ID.

When you make those last 9 bits 0 then u will get address as and when you make those last 9 bits as 1 then you will get address as ;

But is used for network-ID (as 0 in last) and is used for host-ID (as 255 in last).

So, rest of IPs will be vallid IPs for hosts.

Muhammad Rahman said:   1 decade ago
If the range is like
How come is not a valid address ?

Salim said:   1 decade ago
How many network will divide by this subnet mask ?

How you know the number of host to each subnet will be from 2.1 to 3.254 ?

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