Chapter 10

As shown in the accompanying figure, what is the term for a network that covers a large geographic area, such as a city, country, or the world, using a variety of wired and wireless transmission media?
wide area network (WAN)
Which of the following statements is not true of peer-to-peer networks?
The network operating system is stored on a network server
As data moves through a network from one program to another, it can use at most one kind of network standard.
False
Which of the following is a communications device that connects multiple computers together and transmits data to its correct destination on a network?
Router
With TCP/IP, each packet contains data as well as the recipient (destination), origin (sender), and the sequence information used to reassemble the data at the destination.
True
What is the definition of a protocol, as it applies to networks?
a standard that outlines characteristics of how two network devices communicate
IP hijacking is one of the largest Internet security threats
True
Which of the following terms is the time it takes a signal to travel from one location to another on a network?
Latency
What is the purpose of hubs and switches?
to provide a central point for cables in a network
On a token ring network, a packet is a special series of bits that function like a ticket, allowing the device with the packet to transmit data over the network.
False