CIS 111 Chapter 7

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1. 

__________ cable consists of a single copper wire surrounded by layers of plastic and is used to connect cable TV.

 

coaxial

 
2. 

__________ devices, which are becoming popular for home use, provide centralized data storage and access for networks.

 

network attached storage

 
3. 

A __________ is a device that attaches to a network and provides wireless nodes with a means of connecting to a network.

 

Wireless access point (WAP)

 
4. 

The __________ is the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network.

 

data transfer rate

 
5. 

The internet is an example of a client/server network.

 

TRUE

 
6. 

A network-ready device that may be attached to a network but still has to connect to a networked computer first.

 

FALSE

 
7. 

__________ is the actual speed of data transfer on a network.

 

throughput

 
8. 

Wireless networks are more vulnerable to attack than wired networks.

 

TRUE

 
9. 

In terms of networking, NOS stands for__________.

 

network operating system

 
10. 

Which of the following devices translates electronic data into radio waves?

 

transceiver

 
11. 

If you need to extend the length of an Ethernet network, you can use a__________ to do so

 

repeater

 
12. 

All wireless networks have their own name, referred to as the__________ that is used to identify the network.

 

service set identifier

 
13. 

THroughput, the actual speed of data transfer that is achieved in a network, is usually:

 

less than the data transfer rate

 
14. 

Most notebook computers sold currently come with an 802.11g or a__________ network adapter built in.

 

802.11n

 
15. 

A__________ keeps track of data packets and, in conjunction with network interface cards, helps the data packets find their destination without running into each other on an Ethernet network.

 

switch

 
16. 

A network in your home that is used to connect all of your digital devices is called a__________.

 

home area network (HAN)

 
17. 

__________transfer data between two or more networks.

 

Routers

 
18. 

The cost of a P@P network is slightly greater than the cost of a client/server network.

 

False

 
19. 

Network adapters:

 

enable nodes in a network to communicate with each other

 
20. 

If you install a device called a__________on your network, you can share a broadband internet connection among several computers.

 

router

 
21. 

All of the following are reasons for using a power-line network instead of an Ethernet network EXCEPT:

 

power-line networks cost less

 
22. 

A wireless network uses which of the following as its transmission medium?

 

radio waves

 
23. 

Due to the expansion of media files on home computers, _____ options are how being marketed; however, they are not as full features as the business-world counterparts.

 

home server

 
24. 

__________ networks use the existing electrical wiring in your house to help obtain their signal.

 

power-line

 
25. 

WPA stands for:

 

Wi-Fi protected access

 
26. 

The read-only memory written in a router is referred to as__________.

 

firmware

 
27. 

It is generally better to extend your wired network using wireless technology than to use repeaters of slice cable.

 

TRUE

 
28. 

In a peer to peer network, one computer acts as the server.

 

FALSE

 
29. 

One way to increase security on a network is by installing a:

 

firewall

 
30. 

WEP stands for__________.

 

Wired equivalent privacy

 
31. 

EpressCard versions of Ethernet NICs are made specifically for notebook computers.

 

TRUE

 
32. 

When setting up a network, you should set up any computers running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system:

 

first

 
33. 

Which of the following is NOT an example of a network node.

 

a mouse

 
34. 

There are three main types of P2P networks; wired, wireless, and__________.

 

power-line

 
35. 

When a network is created to provide internet access to a specific geographic area, that network will generally be designated as a MAN.

 

TRUE

 
36. 

Most desktop and notebook systems sold today are network ready.

 

TRUE

 
37. 

A network that has 10 or more nodes is usually configured as a:

 

client/server network

 
38. 

__________ receive data packets and send them to the node for which they are intended.

 

Switches

 
39. 

Network architectures are classified according to:

 

the way they are controlled and the distance between their nodes

 
40. 

The term "network __________" refers to the design of a network.

 

architecture

 
41. 

TOday, power-line networks an sometimes exceed speeds of wireless Ethernet networks.

 

TRUE

 
42. 

Both Windows 7 and Windows Vista can automatically detect other versions of Windows running on a network.

 

TRUE

 
43. 

A client computer is the computer on which users accomplish specific tasks.

 

TRUE

 
44. 

__________ cable is made up of plastic or glass fibers that transmit data at extremely fast speed.

 

Fiber-optic

 
45. 

__________ is the actual speed of data transfer that is achieved on a network.

 

Throughput

 
46. 

A single computer can function as both a client and a server, but performance will be degraded.

 

TRUE

 
47. 

The most popular transmission medium option for wired ETHERnet networks is:

 

unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP)

 
48. 

A __________ device can be connected directly to a router instead of connecting it to a computer on a network.

 

netwrok-ready

 
49. 

Most__________allow you to connect wireless and wired computers to the same network.

 

wireless routers

 
50. 

A __________ network is one in which the nodes are located within a small geographical area.

 

local area

 
51. 

__________ is a method of translating data into code.

 

Encryption

 
52. 

Which transmission medium is able to transmit data the fastest?

 

fiber-optic cable

 
53. 

__________ refers to the act of connecting to a wireless connecting without the permission of the owner.

 

piggybacking

 
54. 

The major difference in types of :2: networks in the __________ by which the nodes are connected and the bandwidth each achieves.

 

transmission medium

 
55. 

MAN stands for mobile area network.

 

FALSE

 
56. 

A __________ network contains two different types of computers: one performs specific tasks and the other provides resources to computers on the network.

 

client/server

 
57. 

Switches can be__________ together to provide hundreds of ports.

 

chained

 
58. 

__________ options are fast becoming a popular choice for managing an entire family's personal media.

 

home server

 
59. 

A network adapter installed inside a computer as an expansion card is referred to as a__________.

 

Network Interface Card

 
60. 

Any ExpressCard will work in any notebook.

 

FALSE

 
61. 

Switches and routers are both network __________ devices.

 

navigation

 
62. 

A __________ is a specialized entertainment device that is specifically designed to retrieve digital media from computers or storage devices on a network and display them on televisions or home theater systems.

 

digital media receiver (DMR)

 
63. 

Which of the following is NOT an example of a WAN?

 

LANs connected in a single building

 
64. 

Public places where you can wirelessly connect to the internet are known as__________.

 

hot spots

 
65. 

WEP is a stronger form of security than WAP.

 

FALSE

 
66. 

NIC stands for__________.

 

Network Interface Card

 
67. 

P2P networks are more commonly used in small businesses than in homes.

 

FALSE

 
68. 

Normal telephone wire is:

 

twisted pair cable

 
69. 

Client/server networks are controlled by a central server that runs a specialized piece of software called:

 

a network operating system (NOS)

 
70. 

A __________ on a network can be a peripheral, such as a printer or scanner.

 

node

 
71. 

The 802.11 wireless standard is also know as __________.

 

Wi-Fi

 
72. 

For ethernet cables that run more than 100 meters, you can use __________ to boost the signal.

 

repeaters

 
73. 

Many cities in the United States are now deploying ______ to provide internet access to residents and tourists.

 

MAN

 
74. 

Twisted pair cable is made up of plastic or glass fibers that transmit data at extremely fast speeds.

 

FALSE

 
75. 

Some network adapters take the form of external devices that plug into an available __________ port.

 

USB

 
76. 

A __________ is a specialized entertainment device that is designed to retrieve digital media from computers or storage devices on a network and display them on televisions or home theater systems.

 

digital media receiver (DMR)

 
77. 

A __________ is a network located in your home that is used to connect all of your digital devices.

 

HAN

 
78. 

__________ cable is composed or four pairs of wires that are twisted around each other to reduce electrical interference.

 

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP)

 
79. 

Which of the following is necessary if you want your Ethernet network to connect to the internet through a DSL or cable modem?

 

a DSL/cable router

 
80. 

The most common type of home network is:

 

a P2P network

 
81. 

In reference to the wireless ethernet standard, __________ devices achieve much higher data transfer rates and cover a wider area than 802.11g devices.

 

802.11n

 
82. 

A __________ network is one in which each computer can communicate directly with each other, instead of having a separated device exercise central control over the entire network.

 

P2P

 
83. 

Which of the following network adapters is most likely to be preinstalled in a typical notebook computer today?

 

both a wireless and wired network adapter

 
84. 

Which of the following UTP cable types is the cheapest and often used in home networks?

 

Cat 5E

 
85. 

A __________ allows sharing of a broadband internet connection.

 

router

 
86. 

The unique number assigned to a network adapter by the manufacturer is referred to as the __________ address.

 

MAC

 
87. 

A __________ network uses radio waves as its transmission medium.

 

wireless

 
88. 

A __________ is a network navigation device that merely retransmits a signal to the other nodes attached to it.

 

hub

 
89. 

It is not possible to configure a client/server network for home use.

 

FALSE

 
90. 

A computer network is defined as two or more computers connected with __________ so that they can communicate with each other.

 

software and hardware

 
91. 

In terms of networking, MAN stands for__________.

 

Metropolitan Area Network

 
92. 

Normal telephone wire is composed of __________ cable, which consists of copper wires wrapped around each other and covered in a plastic jacket.

 

twisted pair

 
93. 

A printer connected to a wireless network is considered to be a node on that network.

 

TRUE

 
94. 

To provide an older computer with wireless capability, you need to use a__________.

 

network adapter card

 
95. 

Which of the following devices is needed to share an internet connection on a wireless network?

 

a wireless router

 
96. 

The type of wireless network designed to provide access to city residents and visitors is typically a __________.

 

WAN

 
97. 

Sophisticated networks generally use which of the following hardware devices to ease the flow of data packets throughout the network?

 

routers and switches

 
98. 

Bundles of data sent over transmission media are called__________.

 

packets

 
99. 

The practice of piggybacking is illegal in many places.

 

TRUE