Nearly all NICs contain a(n) _____, the device that transmits and receives data signals.
By far, the most popular expansion board NIC is one that uses a ____ bus.
PCIe slots vary depending on the number of _____ they support.
CompctFlash is an example of a peripheral device attached to the computer's _____ bus.
The primary difference between the two USB standards is _____.
______ is a set of data or instructions that has been saved to a ROM (read-only memory) chip (which is on the NIC).
Each time a computer starts up, the device drivers for all its connected peripherals are loaded into _____.
If the _____ NIC LED indicator is blinking, the NIC is functioning and receiving frames.
A(n) _____ is the circuit board wire over which a device issues voltage to signal this request.
_____ is a type of microchip that requires very little energy to operate.
The ____ is a simple set of instructions that enables a computer to initially recognice its hardware
base I/O port
The _____ setting specifies, in hexadecimal notation, which area of memory will act as a channel for moving data between the NIC and the CPU
An NIC's transmission characteristics are held in the adapter's ______.
A _____ is a repeater with more than one output port
_____ hubs possess internal processing capabilities
Switches can create ____ by grouping a number of ports into a broadcast domain.
STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)
To eliminate the possiblility of a broadcast storm, switches and bridges implement the _____.
Switches that operate anywhere between Layer 4 and Layer 7 are also known as _____ switches.
A _____ is a multiport connectivity device that directs data between nodes on a network.
_____ routing is a technique in which a network administrator programs a router to use specific paths between nodes.
_____ are combinations of networking hardware and software that connect two dissimilar kinds of networks.