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1

What does a router do?

Routes packets of information to their corresponding IP network address

2

What is a LAN?

Local Area Network

3

What is a NIC?

Network Interface Card

4

What is a MAC address?

Media Access Control Address
(physical address/ layer 2 address)

5

What does a switch do?

Makes forwarding decisions on packets to their corresponding MAC address

6

How does a switch know a computers MAC address?

When a computer sends frames it includes it's source MAC address, the switch dynamically learns to associate that port with the computer

7

What is a multi-layer switch?

A switch that can forward information at Layer 2 and route at Layer 3

8

What speeds are Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet retrospectively?

10 Mbps
100 Mbps
1000 Mbps