The purpose of this activity is to reinforce what you have learned so far about local area networks technologies.

 

  1. What are the two methods that Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) employs to handle messages that are sent simultaneously? (Min. word count: 15)

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  1. Which topology would you use when unable to install network cable? (Min. word count: 15)

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  1. What is inherent in mesh topologies that enable them to provide high reliability? (Min. word count: 20)

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  1. What are advantages of star topologies? (Min. word count: 10)

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  1. Compare the two modes supported by wireless topologies. (Min. word count: 20)

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  1. In this section, consider each description (A through G). Which topology does it describe?

For each item, write one of the following answers:

Bus, Ring, Star, Hybrid, Mesh, Wireless (cell)

  1. Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) uses this topology. ______
  2. Uses an access point when part of a hybrid topology. ______
  3. Nodes connect to a central hub or switch. ______
  4. Combines two or more standard topologies. ______
  5. Uses a hub or media access unit (MAU) in a central location. ______
  6. Supports bandwidths of 100 Mbps or more over twisted-pair cable. ______
  7. Uses token passing as an access method. ______

 

  1. In this section, write your answer in short essay form: Describe the basic features of physical star topologies. Provide as much detail as (Minimum word count: 80)

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