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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.
To eliminate the possibility of a broadcast storm, switches and bridges implement the ____.
STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)
The ____ is a simple set of instructions that enables a computer to initially recognize its hardware.
Each time a computer starts up, the device drivers for all its connected peripherals are loaded into ____.
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.
Nearly all NICs contain a(n) ____, the device that transmits and receives data signals.
A(n) ____ is the circuit board wire over which a device issues voltage to signal this request.
The ____________________ indicates, in hexadecimal notation, the area of memory that the NIC and CPU use for exchanging, or buffering, data.
____ are combinations of networking hardware and software that connect two dissimilar kinds of networks.
The ____ setting specifies, in hexadecimal notation, which area of memory will act as a channel for moving data between the NIC and the CPU.
base I/O port
____ is a set of data or instructions that has been saved to a ROM (read-only memory) chip (which is on the NIC).
A(n) ____________________ is software that enables an attached device to communicate with the computer's operating system.
____ routing is a technique in which a network administrator programs a router to use specific paths between nodes.
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