NET 121- Essentials of Networking

Questions for Chapters 6 and 7
  1. A bridge operates at what layer of the OSI model?

  2. What is a difference between a bridge and a switch?

  3. What is the difference between static and dynamic routers?

  4. What is an example of a Distance Vector protocol?

  5. What is an example of a Link State protocol?

  6. Why would Link State protocols be preferred over Distance Vector protocols?

  7. What is a routing table? What does a switch use that is like a routing table?

  8. What is a hop?

  9. What is the maximum number of hops allowed for a route by routers using RIP?

  10. What is POTS? Why might you use it to connect to a network?

  11. What piece of hardware is traditionally used with POTS to connect to a network?

  12. What is the maximum data transmission rate allowed on a POTS connection?

  13. How is bandwidth different on a PRI ISDN connection, compared to a BRI ISDN connnection?

  14. What is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric connections to a network?

  15. What is RRAS?

  16. A server running RRAS must be configured with two kinds of protocols. Why? Give an example of each kind of protocol.

  17. The text lists several authentication protocols that can be used with RRAS. Which one is preferred over the others if we care about security?

  18. What are the transmission rates associated with T1 and T3 data lines?

  19. What American standard for fiber optic WAN connections is described in your text?

  20. What are the European and Japanese equivalents of T1 and T3 service?