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Old 08-27-2011
Basic networking question


Today morning I attended an interview, they had showed me the attached image and had few questions about that.

The image shows a network with 4 nodes viz.. A B C & D and two switches(layer2) and a router(layer3). Just wanted to know can node A and node D would be on same network e.g 10.10/16?

Can we say this is a single network?

Appreciated your views. Thanks in advance....
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Old 08-27-2011
you can do one or two networks since there is only one router.

Last edited by frank_rizzo; 08-27-2011 at 03:38 PM.. Reason: correction
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Old 08-28-2011
Thanks frank...
# 4  
Old 09-04-2011
Nodes A & D are on different broadcast networks

They are separated by router and therefore on different broadcast domains. They were asking you if you understood layer 2 mac address (switch) vs. layer 3 IP address (router) networks. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-09-2011
i would also say the same like frank "you can do one or two networks since there is only one router."
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