Networking

Pop Quiz: Basic Network Devices

Do you know the difference between a hub, a switch, and a router? Take this short quiz and test your knowledge of common network devices.

From NICs to switches, modern networks are comprised of many devices. As it's important for IT pros to know a router from a gateway, I put together a quick pop quiz on basic network devices.

Note: Unfortunately, our poll tool, which I use to create each pop quiz, doesn't let me indicate a correct answer after each question. To keep from giving away the answers before everyone has a chance to test his/her knowledge, and ruining all the fun, I've published the answers on the second page of this blog post. I encourage everyone to answer all the questions before looking at the second page or using your favorite search engine to find the answers.

Answers are on the next page.

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