BIS230- Ch 02 Solutions

BIS230- Ch 02 Solutions - Guide to Networking Essentials,...

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Guide to Networking Essentials , 5th ed., 14188-37180 Ch. 2 Solutions-1 Chapter 2 Solutions Review Questions 1. What term refers to the physical layout of a network’s computers, cables, and other resources? topology, diagram, layout, or map 2. Joining the computers in a network at a central point creates a star topology. Which of the following statements is true of a star topology network? (Choose all that apply.) c. It requires much more cabling than a bus network. d. Its centralized nature makes network management easier. 3. A physical bus topology network requires terminators. True or False? True 4. Which of the following statements is true of a ring topology network? b. It provides equal access to all computers on the network. 5. Which of the following physical topologies is the most fault tolerant? c. mesh 6. What are two advantages of a star topology network? inexpensive easy to troubleshoot and configure 7. Which physical topology does switching use? star or extended star 8. A cable break in a bus network does not affect network communications. True or False? False 9. In a bus network, if the ends of the cable aren’t terminated, what occurs? signal bounce 10. Connecting computers to form a straight line creates a _______ topology network. physical bus or bus 11. How do switches provide better performance than hubs? by providing full bandwidth to each port instead of sharing bandwidth, as hubs do 12. Because of its central connection point, a _________ topology network requires a more involved cable installation. a. star 13. What is the central connecting point in a wireless network? access point or AP 14. What are two disadvantages of a ring topology network? A single computer failure on a single-ring topology can affect the rest of the network. Isolating problems on a ring can be difficult sometimes. 15. What type of network can use an ad hoc topology?
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Guide to Networking Essentials , 5th ed., 14188-37180 Ch. 2 Solutions-2 wireless 16. List three reasons to keep a network diagram current. Maintain a record of a network’s true layout, its configuration, and its devices and cables. This record is a key troubleshooting tool and is often among the first resources a network administrator consults when problems come up. Other reasons include keeping an accurate inventory of equipment, cables, and other equipment and maintaining a complete record of a network as a planning tool for growth, upgrades, and expansion. 17. What type of device is usually found at the center of an extended star topology?
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