I have 10.10.0.0/16. I know I have the 65,000 hosts from 10.10.0.1 - 10.10.255.254. Is 10.10.254.254 one of the usable hosts? Is it possible to use the host 10.10.254.254 as the default gateway?
Yes, 10.10.254.254 is a usable host and you can use it for any purpose in
your network. It confirms all the rules i.e. all host bits are not zeros nor
Hope this helps.