The Hardware Side of Networking

The Hardware Side of Networking

Prep Test

  1. Which of the following protocols is used to transmit data over a dialup connection?

    1. ICMP

    2. PPP

    3. TCP/IP

    4. NetBEUI

  2. Which of the following FRMs is responsible for converting the signal between the PC and the network media?

    1. Router

    2. Bridge

    3. NIC

    4. Hub

  3. If a PC doesn’t detect a modem on startup immediately after an internal modem is installed, what Windows tool should you use to add the modem to the system?

    1. Add New Hardware Wizard

    2. Automatic Skip Driver

    3. Modem Wizard

    4. Network Neighborhood

  4. The address 44-45-53-54-00-00 is an example of which of the following?

    1. NetBIOS name

    2. IP address

    3. IPX address

    4. MAC address

  5. A new PC is added to a Token Ring network. What will the network establish first?

    1. Unique ID of the new node

    2. MAC address

    3. IP address

    4. NetBIOS name

  6. Also very popular on intranets, which of the following is the foundation protocol suite of the Internet?

    1. TCP/IP

    2. NetBEUI

    3. IPX/SPX

    4. NetBIOS

  7. Which of the following is the protocol that automatically sets up the IP addressing configuration of network PCs?

    1. TCP/IP

    2. WINS

    3. DHCP

    4. DNS

  8. UTP network cable typically has what type of connectors at each end?

    1. RJ-45

    2. RJ-11

    3. AUI

    4. BNC

  9. Which of the following is the software service that resolves (translates) a domain name on the Internet, such as, to its IP address?

    1. WINS

    2. PING

    3. DNS

    4. DHCP

  10. Which of the following Windows NT/2000 services allows remote PCs to dial in?

    1. PPP

    2. IPX/SPX

    3. RAS

    4. MAU


  1. B. PPP is used to transmit data from the sending to the receiving computer. PPP is used to encapsulate packets for transmission over the telephone line. Review “Protocols and other niceties.”

  2. C. The NIC serves as an interface between the PC and the network. The NIC is connected to both the PC and the network, and it translates the PC’s data for transmission over the network and translates data from the network for transmission over the PC’s bus. Take a look at “Just call me NIC.”

  3. A. The Add New Hardware Wizard is started from the Add New Hardware icon on the Windows Control Panel. Using this tool, you are able to pick the modem manufacturer and model and use any proprietary drivers that were supplied with the modem. Check out “Troubleshooting a modem connection.”

  4. D. This is a MAC (Media Access Control) address, also known as a Layer 2 address (after the Data-Link Layer of the OSI Reference Model). Study “Addressing the network.”

  5. A. The Token Ring network requires each node to have a unique identity. Before the node is allowed to join the network, it must establish that its ID is unique. See “Please Accept My Topologies.”

  6. A. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is actually a suite of protocols and services that form the foundation services of the Internet as well as most intranets. Review “Getting down to specifics.”

  7. C. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is used to configure network workstations with their IP addressing data. Link up with “Addressing protocols and services.”

  8. A. Looking like a big telephone connector, the RJ-45 connector is easy to work with and adapts well to use in buildings. Review “Just call me NIC.”

  9. C. Domain Name Service (DNS) is used to translate a domain name to its IP address or back again. Take a look at “Addressing protocols and services.”

  10. C. Remote Access Services (RAS) supports dialup access to a Windows NT system. Connect with “Connecting to a server.”

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