Appendix A

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1: Introduction to Networks

1. C. A client-server logical topology allows you to have a centralized database of users so that authentication is provided in one place.

2. C. To install a physical topology that provides ease of scalability, use a star network. This is a hub or switch device, and this is the most common LAN network today.

3. D. Only a mesh physical topology has point-to-point connections to every device, so it has more connections and is not a popular LAN technology.

4. B. In a star topology, each workstation connects to a hub, switch, or similar central device but not to other workstations. The benefit is that when connectivity to the central device is lost, the rest of the network ...

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