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Connecting 3 switches to a router Network+ question
Aug 8, 2017, 8:19 AM
I just failed my Network+ exam by a few points so I'm going over what I believed that I got incorrect.
I cannot seem to find a conclusive answer for the below question.
Workstations are unable to access the internet after a recent power outage. Configure the appropriate devices to ensure All workstations have internet connectivity.
You can not move cables around. You can only turn the ports on/off.
Please could somebody help me understand?
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Aug 8, 2017
Aug 8, 2017
connecting switches router network question
Aug 8, 2017, 8:31 AM
Disable port 2 on switch two or port 5 on switch 3. Having those ports enabled creates a loop.
Reply to kanewolf
Aug 8, 2017, 8:32 AM
Turn off any port between the switches you have a loop. Nobody would cable it this way if the switches did not support spanning tree, really stupid to cable something and then disable it.
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Aug 8, 2017, 9:00 AM
kanewolf is correct.
There's actually 2 answers. The second one would be to disable port 1 on switch 3 and/or port 5 on switch 1. However this configuration has more points of failure.
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