Chapter 7- Networking- Connecting Computing Devices

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A computer ________ is two or more computers connected using software and hardware so that they can communicate with each other.


A ________ is any device connected to a network such as a computer, printer, or game console.


________ 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.


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.


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 ________.


A large network designed to provide access to a specific geographic area, such as a large city, is a ________.


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.


A peer-to-peer (P2P) network is an example of ________ administration.


Which of the following is NOT a standard for wireless Ethernet networks?


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?


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.


Which hardware device connects your network to the Internet?


To transfer data packets between two or more networks, a ________ is used.


Data are sent through a network in bundles called ________.


All of the following is NOT a home operating systems that supports P2P networking?


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?


A(n) ________ device facilitates file sharing and data backup.


Using a wireless network without the network owner’s permission is known as ________.


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.


A printer connected to a wireless network is considered to be a node on that network.


Sharing files is a benefit of a network


When powering up a home network, make sure all computers and peripherals are turned on before turning on the modem/router.


P2P networks are most commonly used in home networks.


The Internet is a WAN


Current wired Ethernet networks in the United States are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard.


Ethernet networks are always connected using twisted-pair cable technology.


Wireless network connections are slower than wired broadband connections.


An access point connects to the main router wirelessly


Most computers today come with Ethernet adapters already installed.


A switch acts like a traffic signal on a network


A P2P network needs specialized network operating system software installed on every node.


Wireless networks are more vulnerable to attack than wired networks.


WEP is a stronger form of security than WPA


Limiting your signal range does not help increase wireless network security.


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