How a LAN Switch Works

Chapter Description

This chapter explains how frame switching works, and what precisely happens while a frame is switching.

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Chapter Review Questions

  1. What is unicast and how does it work?

  2. What is multicast and how does it work?

  3. What is broadcast and how does it work?

  4. What is fragmentation?

  5. What is MTU? What's the MTU for traditional Ethernet?

  6. What is a MAC address?

  7. What is the difference between a runt and a giant, specific to traditional Ethernet?

  8. What is the difference between store-and-forward and cut-through switching?

  9. What is the difference between Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 switching?

  10. What is the difference between Layer 3 switching and routing?