I am aiming to understanding network ID and hosts ID. I am quite good in binary numbers.
Suppose i need my new network to accommodate 2000 hosts.
I must have 11 bits in hosts id. which means:
Subnet mask: 255.255.248.0
suppose my network id is: 192.168.0.0
My problem really is to implement network addressing scheme and determine the broadcast ID
Broadcast ID: 192.168.255.255. Because all zero's in the third octet become all 1's.
First possible ip: 192.168.0.1
Last possible IP: 192.168.255.254
Am I correct?