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SECTION A : TRUE OR FALSE QUESTIONS (10 QUESTIONS, 15 MARKS)

Instruction: Answer all questions. State whether the following statements are
TRUE or FALSE.

1. Computer network is a collection of devices that are connected to each other


for them to share information.
TRUE
2. Both analog and digital medium can be used to transmit digital data.
TRUE
3. A Protocol is a set of rules that govern data communications.
TRUE
4. The application layer is the middle layer in the OSI model.
FALSE
5. Presentation layer in OSI model deals with text compression.
TRUE
6. Logical topology refer to the connection between devices in a network.
FALSE
7. The most common Unshielded Twisted-Pair connector is RJ45
TRUE
8. If a collision occurs on an Ethernet LAN, the transmitting node just gives up
and does not retry to transmit the data.
FALSE
9. Ethernet use both CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA.
FALSE
10. The legacy Ethernet is characterized by the use of UTP cable and physical star
topology.
TRUE

SECTION B. (9 Questions, 10 marks)


Fill in the blanks with the correct answer.

RJ-11

Application Layer (Layer 7)

HTTP

T- Connector

Presentation Layer (Layer 6)

Network Layer (Layer 3)

BNC T-Connector

RJ-45

IPConfig

Transceiver

IFConfig

World Wide Web

Repeater

Data Link Layer (Layer 2)

Internet

Network Address

VLAN

RG-11

CIDR

IP address

Source address

Destination address

Preamble address

Serial number

Ping

cmd\

cladding

VPN

Virtual Circuit

MAC Address

Collision

Serial Number

10

55

Physical

Virtual circuit

Translator

1.

A router normally connects LANs and WANs in the Internet and has a _________
that is used for making decisions about the route. Routing table.

2.

Two or more devices attempt to transmit data at the same time called
_______________. Collision.

3.

A prearranged path for the packets use to travel for a particular session between
host A and host B is known as __________________. Virtual Circuit

4.

Hubs are also called a _________________.

Repeater.

5.

Fiber optic cable consists of two parts: the core and the ____________ . cladding

6.

___________________ is a command used in Windows to determine the MAC


address of a machine. IPconfig/ipconfig

7.

There are 11 nodes to be setup in a mesh network, then how many links are
required? 55

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8.

Network

Interface

Card

_________________________

(NIC)

utilizes

two

addresses

known

as

and _________________________ . mac

address, and ip address.


9.

Network Interface Card (NIC) are manufactured with a unique 48-bit MAC
address. The first six digits indicate the manufacturer or vendor and the last six
digits are the _________________ of the NIC. Serial number

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SECTION C: Short answer question. (4 Questions, 7 marks)


Instruction: Answer all questions.

Question 1
Define what is a protocol suite.
[2 marks]
It

is

group

of

interrelated

protocols

that

are

necessary to perform communication.

Question 2
Draw a star topology connecting 5 computers. State ONE (1) advantage and ONE (1)
disadvantage of this topology.
[3 marks]

Advantage:
Inexpensive since a minimum number of communication links
are needed.
Disadvantage:
If the center node fail, the entire network shuts down.

Question 3
Packets of data may take different routes before they reach destination. Give TWO
(2) consequences (what happen to the packet) when the packet takes different routes
and arrive at the destination.
[2 marks]
Arrive out of order at their destination.
Arrive with errors
Corrupted
Not even arrive
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Duplicate data
Question 4
How many number of links required in a fully connected network of
(a)

7 nodes
[2 marks]

(b)

13 nodes
[2 marks]

(a)

21 links

(b)

78 links

Question 5
Differentiate the operation of transmit data between hub and switch?
[3 marks]
Hub broadcast data (transmit to all) but switch will do a
selective forwarding (transmit to outgoing port that lead
to the receiver).

Question 6
Give the network address for the host if the host IP address is 192.203.131.188 and
subnet mask is 255.255.255.192.
[2 marks]
192.203.131.128

Question 7
UTP cables are wired as straight-through and crossover cables. State what type of
UTP cable that will be used to connect
(a)

PC to PC

(b)

Hub to Hub
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(c)

PC to Switch
[3 marks]

(a)

Crossover

(b)

Crossover

(c)

Straight-through

Question 8
Explain the function of repeater and transceiver.
[3 marks]
Repeater - Connects two network segments where it will
amplifies signal and extends usable length.
Transceiver - Convert transmissions from one media type
to another

Question 9
According to the Figure 1 below, give the minimum and maximum size of the
Ethernet frame.

[2 marks]
Min 72 bytes and max 1526 bytes (including preamble and
SFD)

Question 10
What is interframe gap? Explain why interframe gap is needed during Ethernet frame
transmission.
[3 marks]
Interframe gap is an idle period between transmissions of
Ethernet

frames.

It

will

gives

the

network

devices

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chance

to

stabilize

and

give

time

for

other

network

component to process the frame

Question 11
What is the purpose of CSMA/CD?
[1 mark]
To avoid collision / to share access to the available
bandwidth.

Question 12
Give TWO (2) reasons the success of the Ethernet.
[2 marks]
Simplicity and ease of maintenance
Ability to incorporate new technologies
Reliability
Low cost of installation and upgrade.

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