How many networks and nodes per network, are allowed by the Class B network?

A. 127 networks and 16,777,216 nodes per network

B. 16,384 networks and 65,534 nodes per network

C. 2,097,152 networks and 254 nodes per network

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

Answer: Option B

Solution(By Examveda Team)

In Class B networks, the IP address space is divided into a large number of smaller networks, each with a moderate number of hosts.
A Class B network uses a 16-bit network prefix, allowing for 65,534 possible host addresses per network.
The total number of possible Class B networks is calculated as 214214, which equals 16,384 networks.
So, in summary, for a Class B network, there are 16,384 networks and 65,534 nodes per network.

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  1. 193 47
    193 47 :
    1 year ago

    In a Class B network, the first two octets (the first 16 bits) of the IP address are used to identify the network, while the remaining two octets (the last 16 bits) are used to identify individual nodes within that network.

    A Class B network has a range of 16,384 possible networks (2^14) and each network can have up to 65,536 (2^16) nodes.

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