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a)  Gigabit Ethernet
b)   802.5
c)  broadcast
d)  10BASE-T
e)  iSCSI
f)  bridge
g)  Jabber
h)  fast packet technology
i)  stack
j)  Thinwire
k)  Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect
l)  Thickwire
m)  TCP Wrapper
n)  node
o)  full-duplex
p)  SONET
q)  crossover cable
r)  collision
s)  discontinuous transmission
t)  Aloha
u)  aggregator
v)  frame
w)  splitter
x)  EtherExpress
y)  Resilient Packet Ring
z)  NIC
1._____ This is what happens if two devices on the same Ethernet network determine the network is free, but attempt to transmit data at exactly the same time.

2. _____ This describes how the Ethernet protocol regulates communication among connection points.

3._____ On an Ethernet network, this is the unit of data that is transmitted between network points. It has explicit minimum and maximum lengths and a set of required pieces of information that must appear within it.

4._____ This is ordinary telephone twisted pair wire, one of several physical media specified in the IEEE 802.3 standard for Ethernet local area networks (LANs).

5. _____This transmission technology (based on Ethernet) provides a data rate of 1 billion bits per second.

6. _____A personal computer or workstation on an Ethernet network must have one of these cards.

7._____ This kind of data transmission allows data to be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time. For instance, one workstation can be sending data on the line while another workstation is receiving data.

8._____ On an Ethernet network, this is a device that is handling electrical signals improperly. To a network administrator trying to figure out why the network is down, it might look like a device that is always sending.

9._____ This is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities that can be used over existing Ethernet networks.

10._____ This is a device that can be used to connect one Ethernet network to another nearby Ethernet network.

BONUS QUESTION: While working at Xerox, this outspoken visionary developed the physical method of cabling that connects devices on the Ethernet, as well as the standards that govern communication on the cable. In 1981, he founded 3com Corporation.

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Collision:This is what happens if two devices ont he same Ethernet network determine the network is free, but attempt to transmit data at the exactly the same time., Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect:This describes how the Ethernet protocol regulates communication among connection points and determines when it is safe to begin transmission data., CAT-5:This is ordinary twisted pair copper wire, one of several physical media specified in the IEEE 802.3 standard for Ethernet local area networks (LANs), Gigabit Ethernet:This transmission technology (based on Ethernet) proivdes a data rate of 1 billion bits per second, NIC:A personal computer or workstation on an Ethernet network must have one of the cards, Full Duplex:This kind of data transmission allows data to be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time. For instance, one workstation can be sending data on the line while another workstation is receiving data., Backbone:This descibes the high speed connections (usually fiber optical) that carry large amounts of data from the wiring closets back to the server room., bridge/router:This is a device that can be used to connect one Ethernet network to another nearby Ethernet network., Hub:Also call a "repeater", this devices takes one Ethernet connection, and divides it into many more connections., Virtual Circuit: points between a network that appear to be a dedicated, physical pathes but are actually a managed pool of resources allocated to meet traffic requirements.
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