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1 CHAPTER 15 Connecting LANs, Backbone Networks, and Virtual Networks Solutions to Odd-Numbered Review Questions and Exercises Review Questions 1. An amplifier amplifies the signal, as well as noise that may come with the signal, whereas a repeater regenerates the signal, bit for bit, at the original strength. 3. A transparent bridge is a bridge in which the stations are completely unaware of the bridge’s existence. If a bridge is added or deleted from the system, reconfigura- tion of the stations is unnecessary. 5. A hub is a multiport repeater . 7. In a bus backbone , the topology of the backbone is a bus ; in a star backbone , the topology is a star . 9. Members of a VLAN can send broadcast messages with the assurance that users in other groups will not receive these messages. 11. Stations can be grouped by port number , MAC address , IP address , or by a com- bination of these characteristics. Exercises
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