2.2.4 Check Your Understanding – Switching Domains Answers

1. Which port speed will be autonegotiated between a host with a 1 Gbps NIC connecting to a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch with a 100 Mbps port?

  • 10 Mbps
  • 100 Mbps
  • 1 Gbps
  • 10 Gbps

Explanation: The host and switch would autonegotiate to the slower speed of 100 Mbps.

2. Which device separates broadcast domains?

  • access point
  • hub
  • router
  • switch

Explanation: A router separates a broadcast domain. Access points, hubs, and switches do not separate broadcast domains.

3. Which two special characteristics do LAN switches use to alleviate network congestion? (Choose two.)

  • fast port speeds
  • fast internal switching
  • low port densities
  • small frame buffers

Explanation: To help alleviate congestion, switches use fast port speeds, fast internal switching, large frame buffers, and high port densities

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