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n-Class 2 Summer 2009 Networking Mediums Networks, no matter the configuration or range, must be made out of physical connections. We call these connections mediums . Answer the following questions concerning the different mediums through which networks travel. 1. What are two other names for an ‘ethernet’ cable? twisted pair________________________________ coaxial cable________________________________ Network Hardware After we lay the cords, and configure the mediums in which our network can travel, we have to have central “hubs” of hardware in which to bridge our networks and computers. These pieces of hardware can take all shapes and sizes, and come in varying levels of security. 2. Between a hub and a switch, which has more control over who receives data? a switch Network Topology Overall, a network is organized into some physical divisions. We call this division, topology . Through different arrangements of our network mediums and hardware, we can achieve different levels of reliability and
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  • Spring '09
  • BURGETT
  • Networking, Computer network, Network topology, virtual computing lab, Summer Mediums Networks, switch Network Topology, coaxial cable________________________________ Network

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