The danger in using a ____ is that it could collect more information than you or the machine can reasonably process.
____ are frames that are not actually data frames, but aberrations caused by a device misinterpreting stray voltage on the wire.
An administrator should take the time to troubleshoot all network problems correctly by asking specific questions designed to identify the problem ____.
To take advantage of network monitoring and analyzing tools, the network adapter installed in the machine running the software must support ____ mode.
A ____ is a software-based tool that continually monitors network traffic from a server or workstation attached to the network.
____ is one of the most important aspects to consider when looking at how a problem solution might affect users and network functionality.
When used on a copper-based cable, a continuity tester applies a small amount of ____ to each conductor at one end of the cable.
Before using a network monitor or protocol analyzer on a network, it is important to know what ____ on your network normally looks like.
A ____ is a document (preferably online) that lists every service and software package supported within an organization, plus the names of first- and second-level support contacts for those services or software packages.
supported services list
Viewing the status of the wireless connection on your workstation tells you ____ about your wireless environment.
Network engineers today might call any protocol analyzer tool a sniffer or ____________________.
For documenting problems, some organizations use a software program known as a(n) ____________________ (also informally known as help desk software).
call tracking system
In a ____ cable, the transmit and receive wire pairs in one of the connectors are reversed.
Rather than issue an electrical signal over the cable as twisted pair cable testers do, a(n) ________________________________________ transmits light-based signals of different wavelengths over the fiber.
OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer)
A help desk is typically staffed with ____________________ - people proficient in workstation and network troubleshooting.
help desk analysts
A sophisticated ____________________ will include a TDR (time domain reflectometer) that issues a signal on a cable and then measures the way the signal bounces back (or reflects) to the TDR.
cable performance tester
A ____ can generate traffic in an attempt to reproduce a network problem and monitor multiple network segments simultaneously.