If computer y were to broadcast a data link layer

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3. If Computer Y were to broadcast a data-link layer frame intended for all computers, the computers on which LANs would receive that broadcast? Explain your answer.
4. If Computer Z intended to send a message specifically to Computer Y, would it be able to address the data-link layer frame with Computer Y’s MAC address? Explain your answer in detail.
5. Now imagine that Switch G and Switch H were replaced with layer-3 routers. With that in mind, answer the sub-questions below.a. If Computer Y were to broadcast a data-link layer frame intended for all computers, the computers on which LANs would receive that broadcast? Explain your answer in detail.b. If Computer Z intended to send a message specifically to Computer Y, would it be able to address the data-link layer frame with Computer Y’s MAC address? Explain your answer in detail. c. Would this new configuration offer better performance than the original configuration? Explain youranswer in detail.d. Would this new configuration offer other advantages and disadvantages over the original configuration? Explain your answer in detail.Answera.LAN1, LAN2, LAN3, LAN4 will receive the broadcast message because all are connected to each other so once Computer Y were broadcast the a data link layer frame for all computers then all connected LANS will receive the same frame.b.Yes, Z can send message to Y, using its MAC address. Because once computers are connected in anetworks then you can send message from one to another if you know the MAC address of anyone.c.Yes, Because 3 layer routers are the Intelligent device compared to switches which can make use of CAM table for Port to MAC mapping .So the communication by using will be very fast and also It’s that data transfer rate is much higher than the switch. d.Advantages:1) Reduces the number of Broadcast domains2) Supports VLAN's which can help in Logical segmentation of ports [physical ports].Splitting up the broadcast domain.

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