If you borrow six bits from the fourth octet and leave two bits for the host portion, the result is as follows:
In this case, the serial line addresses are 22.214.171.124 and 255.255.255.252, and the host addresses are 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. You cannot assign addresses of 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 as the host address because they become the broadcast address for this subnet. This way, you then can reach 18.104.22.168.255.255.252.0 with the host addresses of 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199. Similarly, you cannot assign host addresses of 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 because they are the broadcast address for this subnet.
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