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Network Hardware
Chapter 6
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Computer Networking
10/05/2011

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Term
Gateways
Definition
____ are combinations of networking hardware and software that connect two dissimilar kinds of networks.

Term
Intelligent
Definition
____ hubs possess internal processing capabilities.
Term
Firmware
Definition
____ is a set of data or instructions that has been saved to a ROM (read-only memory) chip (which is on the NIC).
Term
CMOS
Definition
____ is a type of microchip that requires very little energy to operate.
Term
Static
Definition
____ routing is a technique in which a network administrator programs a router to use specific paths between nodes.
Term
router
Definition
A ____ is a multiport connectivity device that directs data between nodes on a network.
Term
hub
Definition
A ____ is a repeater with more than one output port.
Term
firmware
Definition
A NIC’s transmission characteristics are held in the adapter’s ____.
Term
interrupt
Definition
A(n) ____ is the circuit board wire over which a device issues voltage to signal this request.
Term
TRUE
Definition
Bridges are protocol independent.
Term
PCI
Definition
By far, the most popular expansion board NIC is one that uses a(n) ____ bus.
Term
external
Definition
CompactFlash is an example of a peripheral device attached to the computer’s ____ bus.
Term
TRUE
Definition
CompactFlash NICs are most frequently used to connect devices too small to handle PCMCIA slots.
Term
FALSE
Definition
Cut-through switches can detect corrupt packets.
Term
RAM
Definition
Each time a computer starts up, the device drivers for all its connected peripherals are loaded into ____.
Term
FALSE
Definition
IBM began developing the FireWire standard in the 1980s.
Term
RX
Definition
If the ____ NIC LED indicator is blinking, the NIC is functioning and receiving frames.
Term
FALSE
Definition
It is best to perform connectivity tests on a computer connected to a live network.
Term
data transceiver
Definition
Nearly all NICs contain a(n) ____, the device that transmits and receives data signals.
Term
lanes
Definition
PCIe slots vary depending on the number of ____ they support.
Term
VLANs
Definition
Switches can create ____ by grouping a number of ports into a broadcast domain.
Term
content
Definition
Switches that operate anywhere between Layer 4 and Layer 7 are also known as ____ switches.
Term
BIOS
Definition
The ____ is a simple set of instructions that enables a computer to initially recognize its hardware.
Term
base I/O port
Definition
The ____ setting specifies, in hexadecimal notation, which area of memory will act as a channel for moving data between the NIC and the CPU.
Term
speed
Definition
The primary difference between the two USB standards is ____.
Term
STP
Definition
To eliminate the possibility of a broadcast storm, switches and bridges implement the ____.