Chapter 7: Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

A computer ________ is two or more computers connected using software and hardware so that they can communicate with each other.
network
A ________ is any device connected to a network such as a computer, printer, or game console.
node
________ is the actual speed of data transfer that is achieved between two nodes on a network and is always less than or equal to the data transfer rate.
throughput
Some of the responsibilities of ________ are installing new hardware and software on the network and monitoring performance.
network administrators
Which of the following is NOT a common network architecture type?
Intraoffice area network (IAN)
You can find out which network adapters are installed in your system by using the Windows ________ Manager utility.
device
When setting up a home network, make sure each node has ________.
a network adapter
The network architecture that spans the largest physical distance is called a ________.
WAN
A large network designed to provide access to a specific geographic area, such as a large city, is a ________.
MAN
Which transmission medium transmits data the fastest?
Fiber-optic cable
What transmission media is used for normal telephone service?
Twisted-pair cable
A client/server network is an example of ________ administration.
central
A peer-to-peer (P2P) network is an example of ________ administration.
local
Which of the following is NOT a standard for wireless Ethernet networks?
802.11ab
Which of the following is NOT a type of cable used in wired networks?
Unshielded coaxial
Which of the following is NOT a type of UTP cable you would use in a wired Ethernet network?
Cat 7B
If you are going to attach more than 15 devices to your wireless network, you should make sure your router supports which standard?
802.11ac
Wireless network devices use ________ to communicate with each other.
radio waves
For the nodes on a network to communicate with each other and access the network, each node needs a ________.
network adapter
On a network, a(n) ________ helps prevent data packets from colliding with each other.
switch
Which hardware device connects your network to the Internet?
modem
To transfer data packets between two or more networks, a ________ is used.
router
Data are sent through a network in bundles called ________.
packets
All of the following is NOT a home operating systems that supports P2P networking?
unix
Client/server networks are controlled by a central server that runs specialized software called a(n) ________.
network operating system (NOS)
Which of the following is NOT a wired broadband Internet connection option?
dial-up
A(n) ________ device facilitates file sharing and data backup.
NAS
Using a wireless network without the network owner’s permission is known as ________.
piggybacking
All of the following are extra precautions you can take to secure a wireless network EXCEPT ________.
enable SSID broadcast
The unique number assigned to a network adapter by the manufacturer is referred to as the ________ address.
MAC
A printer connected to a wireless network is considered to be a node on that network.
true
Sharing files is a benefit of a network
true
When powering up a home network, make sure all computers and peripherals are turned on before turning on the modem/router.
false
P2P networks are most commonly used in home networks.
true
The Internet is a WAN
true
Current wired Ethernet networks in the United States are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard.
false
Ethernet networks are always connected using twisted-pair cable technology.
false
Wireless network connections are slower than wired broadband connections.
true
An access point connects to the main router wirelessly
false
Most computers today come with Ethernet adapters already installed.
true
A switch acts like a traffic signal on a network
true
A P2P network needs specialized network operating system software installed on every node.
false
Wireless networks are more vulnerable to attack than wired networks.
true
WEP is a stronger form of security than WPA
false
Limiting your signal range does not help increase wireless network security.
false