NTC248 Foundations of Networking Discussion

Resource: https://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/OSI_Layers.asp” by Vangie Beal

Consider the pros and cons of working with each of the network components listed below:

  • Hubs, MAUs, and Repeaters
  • Bridges and Switches
  • Gateways, Firewalls, and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Wireless Access Points and Analog Modems
  • Two additional devices not listed above

Create a 1-page table in Microsoft® Word or Excel® detailing the pros and cons of each network component and in which layer of the OSI model each device would be located.

Refer to “The 7 Layers of the OSI Model” if you need an OSI model refresher.