Basic networks

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the ways that computers can be connected together in a network that is either wired or wireless. They will be introduced to MAC addresses and relate this to the need for having unique identifiers for every device on a network.

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Q1."Responsible for moving data from one network to another, e.g. from your home network to the internet" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q2."Converts data from analogue to digital signals so that it can be transmitted across different media — traditionally, telephone cables" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q3."Enables a wired network connection between a computer and another networked device" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q4."Enables multiple wired devices to connect, and uses packet switching to direct data to the correct device" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q5."Performs a similar function to the network interface card but uses radio signals to connect to the network" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q6."Connects to a wired network and provides wireless network radio signal for wireless devices to connect to" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

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Question 6

Q1."Responsible for moving data from one network to another, e.g. from your home network to the internet" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q2."Converts data from analogue to digital signals so that it can be transmitted across different media — traditionally, telephone cables" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q3."Enables a wired network connection between a computer and another networked device" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q4."Enables multiple wired devices to connect, and uses packet switching to direct data to the correct device" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q5."Performs a similar function to the network interface card but uses radio signals to connect to the network" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Q6."Connects to a wired network and provides wireless network radio signal for wireless devices to connect to" refers to which piece of networking hardware?

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Basic Networks

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Q1.MAC addresses are used to ensure each piece of hardware has its own unique address. What does MAC stand for?

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Q2.How many digits are there in a MAC address?

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Q3.If each pair of digits in a MAC address is written between hexadecimal 00 and FF, what are the decimal equivalents of these?

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Q4.Select a STRENGTH of WIRED networks from those listed below:

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Q5.Select a WEAKNESS of WIRED networks from those listed below:

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Q6.Select a STRENGTH of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

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Q7.Select a WEAKNESS of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Basic Networks

This will assess what you learned during the lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.MAC addresses are used to ensure each piece of hardware has its own unique address. What does MAC stand for?

1/7

Q2.How many digits are there in a MAC address?

2/7

Q3.If each pair of digits in a MAC address is written between hexadecimal 00 and FF, what are the decimal equivalents of these?

3/7

Q4.Select a STRENGTH of WIRED networks from those listed below:

Select one (1) boxes

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Q5.Select a WEAKNESS of WIRED networks from those listed below:

Select one (1) boxes

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Q6.Select a STRENGTH of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

Select one (1) boxes

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Q7.Select a WEAKNESS of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

Select one (1) boxes

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Lesson summary: Basic networks

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