Cisco 100-105 Exam

What is the purpose of assigning an IP address to a switch?

  • A. provides local hosts with a default gateway address
  • B. allows remote management of the switch
  • C. allows the switch to respond to ARP requests between two hosts
  • D. ensures that hosts on the same LAN can communicate with each other
Answer: Option B.

Switch is a layer 2 device and doesn’t use network layer for packet forwarding. The IP address may be used only for administrative purposes such as Telnet access or for network management purposes.

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