Hardware Support Ch 17-18

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  • 1. 
    Approximately how many IP addresses are available for a single Class A IP license? Class B? Class C?

  • 2. 
    Describe the difference between public and private IP addresses. If a network is using private IP addresses, how can the computers on that network access the Internet?

  • 3. 
    Place the following networking technologies in the order of their highest speed, from slowest to fastest: 1. Fiber optic 2. dial-up networking 3. cable modem 4. Fast Ethernet
    • A. 

      Fiber Optic, Fast Ethernet, Dial-up, Cable Modem

    • B. 

      Dial-up, Cable Modem, Fiber Optic, Fast Ethernet

    • C. 

      Fast Ethernet, Dial-up, Fiber Optic, Cable Modem

    • D. 

      Dial-up, Cable Modem, Fast Ethernet, Fiber Optic

  • 4. 
    What is the difference between ADSL and SDSL?

  • 5. 
    When using DSL to connect to the Internet, the data transmission shares the cabling with what other technology?   

  • 6. 
    Which version of 802.11 technologies can use two antennae at both the access point and the network adapter?

  • 7. 
    Which wireless encryption standard is stronger, WEP or WPA?

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the port used by an Ethernet cable?   

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the port used by a dial-up modem?

  • 10. 
    If you want to upgrade your 100BaseT Ethernet network so that it will run about 10 times the current speed, what technology would you use?

  • 11. 
    What does the 100 in the name 100BaseT indicate?   

  • 12. 
    Which type of networking cable is more reliable, STP or UTP?

  • 13. 
    Which is more expensive, UTP CAT5e cabling or STP CAT5e cabling?    

  • 14. 
    How can you tell the difference between a patch cable and a crossover cable by examining the cable?

  • 15. 
    What type of server serves up IP addresses to computers on a network?

  • 16. 
    What type of protocol is used to present a public IP address to computers outside the LAN to handle requests to use the Internet from computers inside the LAN?

  • 17. 
    How many bits are in an IPv4 IP address?

  • 18. 
    What port does the SMTP protocol use by default? 

  • 19. 
    Which protocol does a Web server use when transmissions are encrypted for security? 

  • 20. 
    What type of server resolves fully qualified domain names to IP addresses? 

  • 21. 
    What is the maximum length of a NetBIOS name?

  • 22. 
    What is the name of the file that keeps associations between computer names and IP addresses on the local computer?  

  • 23. 
    What protocol is replacing the POP protocol used to receive email?

  • 24. 
    What are IP addresses called that begin with 10, 172.16 or 192.168? 

  • 25. 
    In what class is the IP address

  • 26. 
    In what class is the IP address

  • 27. 
    Why is it unlikely that you will find the IP address on the Internet?

  • 28. 
    If no DHCP server is available on a network, what type of configuration must computers on the network use for assignments of IP addresses? 

  • 29. 
    If a computer is found to have an IP address of, what can you assume about how it received that IP address? 

  • 30. 
    What command can be used to cause Windows to release its IP address?

  • 31. 
    What is the purpose of the command, ping

  • 32. 
    Give two popular examples of broadband technology

  • 33. 
    What is the purpose of DSL filters on phone jacks in your home?

  • 34. 
    What is the speed in bits per second of a 1000BaseT Ethernet network? 

  • 35. 
    What is the first configuration change you should make when you first install a router? 

  • 36. 
    Which command is used to find the DNS server’s information about a domain name? 

  • 37. 
    Which command can give you the hop count from your computer to another?

  • 38. 
    How can you physically tell if a network card is not working?

  • 39. 
    To know if Windows recognizes a NIC without errors, which tool do you use?

  • 40. 
    What is the full command line for the loopback address test?

  • 41. 
    What key do you press to refresh the Network window?

  • 42. 
    What command can tell you if two computers on the same network have the same computer name?

  • 43. 
    Which command tests for connectivity between two computers?

  • 44. 
    What device is required so that you can connect a regular telephone to a VoIP network? 

  • 45. 
    You have set up a small LAN in your home with two Windows XP PCs connected to the Internet using a DSL connection. You have a DSL router box connected to the DSL and to a small switch. Your two PCs connect to the switch. You can browse the Internet from either PC. However, you discover that each PC cannot use the resources on the other PC. What is the problem and what do you do?
    • A. 

      A. The network switch is not working. Try replacing the switch.

    • B. 

      B. The NICs in each PC are not working. Try replacing one NIC and then the next.

    • C. 

      C. The Local Area Connections in the Network Connections window are not working. Delete the connections and re-create them.

    • D. 

      D. Files and folders are not shared on either PC. Use Windows Explorer to correct the problem.

  • 46. 
    You connect to the Internet using a cable modem. When you open your browser and try to access a Web site, you get the error: “The Web page you requested is not available offline. To view this page, click Connect.” Select two explanations and their solutions that are reasonable and might work. Select two explanations and solutions that are not reasonable.
    • A. 

      The browser has been set to work offline. On the File menu, verify that Work Offline is not checked.

    • B. 

      The connection to the cable modem is down. In the Network and Sharing Center, click view status for the LAN connection and select Diagnose.

    • C. 

      Windows Firewall is enabled on your PC. Disable it.

    • D. 

      The cable modem is not working. Go to Device Manager and check for errors with the cable modem.

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