This week of Hardware and Network Fundamentals we went from learning with general subnet masks to learning what a borrowed subnet mask is.
bold = network addresses
underline = host bits
A borrowed subnet mask is when a general subnet mask (class B, 255.255.0.0) borrows let’s say 3 bits and the reason it does this is because it needs more network addresses also known as n. This makes the subnet mask 255.255.224.0 which then ends up with a new IP address and less host bits.
the new IP would end up being, 188.8.131.52
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