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T/F: CompactFlash NICs are most frequently used to connect devices too small to handle PCMCIA slots.
Nearly all NICs contain a(n) ____, the device that transmits and receives data signals.
___ 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 ____.
A(n) ____ is the circuit board wire over which a device issues voltage to signal this request.
The ____ is a simple set of instructions that enables a computer to initially recognize its hardware.
base I/O port
The ____ setting specifies, in hexadecimal notation, which area of memory will act as a channel for
____ 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.
A computer's ____________________ is the circuit, or signaling pathway, used by the motherboard to transmit data to the computer's components, including its memory, processor, hard disk, and NIC.
A(n) ____________________ is software that enables an attached device to communicate with the computer's operating system.
The ____________________ indicates, in hexadecimal notation, the area of memory that the NIC and CPU use for exchanging, or buffering, data.
A router that directs data between nodes on an autonomous LAN (or one owned and operated by a single organization) is known as a(n) ____________________ router.
A switch running in this mode reads a frame's header and decides where to forward the data before it receives the entire packet.
Devices that connect two network segments by analyzing incoming frames and making decisions about where to direct them based on each frame's MAC address.
A switch running in this mode reads the entire data frame into its memory and checks it for accuracy before transmitting the information.
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