A small publishing company has a network design such that when a broadcast is sent on the LAN, 200 devices receive the transmitted broadcast. How can the network administrator reduce the number of devices that receive broadcast traffic?

  • Add more switches so that fewer devices are on a particular switch.
  • Replace the switches with switches that have more ports per switch. This will allow more devices on a particular switch.
  • Segment the LAN into smaller LANs and route between them.
  • Replace at least half of the switches with hubs to reduce the size of the broadcast domain.
    Answers Explanation & Hints:

    By dividing the one big network into two smaller network, the network administrator has created two smaller broadcast domains. When a broadcast is sent on the network now, the broadcast will only be sent to the devices on the same Ethernet LAN. The other LAN will not receive the broadcast.

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