A network interface port has collision detection and carrier sensing enabled on a shared twisted pair network. From this statement, what is known about the network interface port?
Click on the arrows to vote for the correct answerA. B. C. D. E.
The statement that collision detection and carrier sensing are enabled on a shared twisted pair network suggests that the network interface port is likely operating at 10 Mb/s and using Ethernet technology.
Collision detection and carrier sensing are mechanisms used in half-duplex Ethernet networks to detect and manage collisions that can occur when multiple devices attempt to transmit data at the same time on a shared medium. When a collision is detected, the devices involved in the collision must stop transmitting and wait for a random period of time before attempting to transmit again.
Full-duplex Ethernet, on the other hand, allows for simultaneous transmission and reception on a dedicated channel, eliminating the need for collision detection and enabling higher data transfer rates.
Therefore, options A and B, which suggest that the port is operating at either 10 Mb/s or 100 Mb/s, are both plausible answers, but option C, which suggests half-duplex operation, is the most likely.
Option D, which suggests full-duplex operation, is unlikely based on the statement that collision detection and carrier sensing are enabled, as these mechanisms are not used in full-duplex Ethernet networks.
Option E, which suggests that the port is on a network interface card in a PC, is not necessarily true based on the information provided. The port could be on any device connected to the shared twisted pair network, such as a switch or a router.