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Unformatted text preview: Monique Medina Data Communications Lab 3: Switched LANs 9/26/11 Summary/Objectives: This lab focused on switched LANs, specifically those using hubs and switches as devices of choice. The purpose is to show how the configuration of the network and the switching devices used on the network affects throughput and collision of packets sent on the switched network. Implementation: The first step to successfully running any lab is to follow the setup instructions in the Lab 03 PDF file. After setting up the two scenarios described in the lab’s instructions, one can begin answering the questions at the end relating to different implementations of a network with a hub, one with a switch, and combined networks. Results/Analysis/Answers: Question 1: Adding a switch improves network performance throughput and delay because hubs forward packets without regard to the destination of the packet and will use any output. On the other hand, the switch is more tactical in that it forward packets on specific outputs based on the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course INFORMATIO 257 taught by Professor Harrington during the Fall '11 term at Marist.
- Fall '11