Working in a network support team, recently your group discovered that a 100Mbps Ethernet switch in the network was regularly running out of buffers and dropping frames as a result. To solve this problem, one of the junior members of the team suggests imposing half duplex semantics on some of the switch ports to halve their data rates, in turn reducing the demand for buffers. Explain why this is an invalid solution, and propose your own solution.
b) Consider the following topology:
The intermediate devices in the above topology operate at 100Mbps (the hubs and bridge), with each hub connecting 40 hosts (total 80 hosts). Examining the equipment available to you, you identify that you could replace the above intermediate devices (the hubs and bridge) with a single 96-port 10Mbps switch. Get Networking homework help for you today