The Ethernet II frame type contains a 2-byte ____ field that differentiates it from other Ethernet frame types.
To install a NIC, you must first install the ____.
The 10-gigabit fiber optic standard with the shortest segment length is ____.
On an Ethernet network, a(n) ____ is the portion of a network in which collisions occur if two nodes transmit data at the same time.
Cut-through switches can detect corrupt packets.
Switches that operate anywhere between Layer 4 and Layer 7 are also known as ____ switches.
The most popular method for connecting nodes on a network is circuit switching.
By far, the most popular expansion board NIC today is one that uses a(n) ____ bus.
CompactFlash is an example of a peripheral device attached to the computer’s ____ bus.
Together, the FCS and the header make up the ____-byte “frame” for the data.
____ routing is a technique in which a network administrator programs a router to use specific paths between nodes.
The most common logical topologies are ____ and ring.
A complex combination of topologies is known as a ____ topology.
Traditional switches operate at the ____ layer of the OSI model.
d. Data link
A physical topology ____.
b. depicts a network in broad scope
The most common 1-Gigabit Ethernet standard in use today is ____.
To eliminate the possibility of a broadcast storm, switches and bridges implement the ____.
b. STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)
A network’s access method is its method of controlling how network nodes access the communications channel.
A ____ is a repeater with more than one output port.
In a ring network, each workstation acts as a(n) ____ for the transmission.
Advances in NIC technology are making this hardware smarter than ever.
A ____ is a multiport connectivity device that directs data between nodes on a network.
In packet switching, when packets reach their destination node, the node ____ them based on their control information.
Without ____, a bus network would suffer from signal bounce.
A serial backbone is the simplest kind of backbone.
A ____ is simply a linked series of devices.
Modern Ethernet networks are based on the star topology.
Repeaters operate in the ____ layer of the OSI model.
Within Ethernet frame types, the ____ signals to the receiving node that data is incoming and indicates when the data flow is about to begin.
Bridges are protocol independent.
The smallest LANs do not have a backbone.
Buses differ according to their ____.
The 10GBase-T standard is considered a breakthrough for transmitting 10 Gbps over ____ medium.
a. twisted pair
It is best to perform connectivity tests on a computer connected to a live network.
In addition to viewing its LEDs and using a loopback plug to test a NIC’s functionality, you can also check a NIC’s connectivity with ____.
b. simple commands
In data networks, the task of directing information efficiently to the correct destination is handled by connectivity devices, primarily switches and routers.
A ____ can interpret physical addressing information.
PCIe slots vary depending on the number of ____ they support.
In general, a steady or blinking green LED, sometimes labeled ____, indicates that the NIC is functional and has a connection to the network.
1000Base-T is a standard for achieving throughputs ____ times faster than Fast Ethernet over copper cable.
Collectively, MPLS labels are sometimes called a ____.
A ____ occurs when two transmissions interfere with each other.
Each time a computer starts up, the device drivers for all its connected peripherals are loaded into ____.