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Most ethernet networks are based on what topology?


T/F The smallest LANs do not have a backbone.


What backbone is the simplest kind of backbone.


T/F The most popular method for connecting nodes on a network is circuit switching.


T/F A network's access method is its method of controlling how network nodes access the communications channel.


Say yes


Without ____, a bus network would suffer from signal bounce.


In a ring network, each workstation acts as a(n) ____ for the transmission.


A complex combination of pure topologies is known as a ____ topology.


The most common logical topologies are ____ and ring.

daisy chain

A ____ is simply a linked series of devices.


In packet switching, when packets reach their destination node, the node ____ them based on their control information.


Collectively, MPLS labels are sometimes called a ____.


All Ethernet networks, independent of their speed or frame type, use an access method called ____.


A ____ occurs when two transmissions interfere with each other.

collision domain

On an Ethernet network, a(n) ____ is the portion of a network in which collisions occur if two nodes transmit data at the same time.


1000Base-T is a standard for achieving throughputs ____ times faster than Fast Ethernet over copper cable.


The 10GBase-T standard is considered a breakthrough for transmitting 10 Gbps over ____ medium.


The most common 1-Gigabit Ethernet standard in use today is ____.

1 Gbps

1000Base-SX has a maximum throughput of ____.


The 10-gigabit fiber optic standard with the shortest segment length is ____.

long reach

In the 10GBase-LR standard, the L stands for ____.


Given their long-distance capabilities, 10GBase-ER and 10GBase-EW are best suited for use on ____.


Within Ethernet frame types, the ____ signals to the receiving node that data is incoming and indicates when the data flow is about to begin.

46 to 1500

The data portion of an Ethernet frame may contain ____ bytes of information.


The Ethernet_II frame type contains a 2-byte ____ field which differentiates it from the older Ethernet_802.3 and Ethernet_802.2 frame types.


In a(n) ______ topology, every node on the network is connected through a central device, such as a hub, router, or switch.


A network backbone is the ____________ that connects the hubs, switches, and routers on a network.


____________________ is a component of a network's logical topology that determines how connections are created between nodes.


As part of CSMA/CD, a process known as ____________________ allows the NIC issue a special 32-bit sequence that indicates to the rest of the network nodes that its previous transmission was faulty and that those data frames are invalid.

Ethernet II

Because of its support for multiple Network layer protocols and because it uses fewer bytes as overhead, ____________________ is the frame type most commonly used on contemporary Ethernet networks.

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