Networking - Interview Questions and Answers


  1. What is semantic gap?
    Defining a useful channel involves both understanding the applications requirements and recognizing the limitations of the underlying technology. The gap between what applications expects and what the underlying technology can provide is called semantic gap.
  2. What is Round Trip Time?
    The duration of time it takes to send a message from one end of a network to the other and back, is called RTT.
  3. Define the terms Unicasting, Multiccasting and Broadcasting?
    If the message is sent from a source to a single destination node, it is called Unicasting.
    If the message is sent to some subset of other nodes, it is called Multicasting.
    If the message is sent to all the m nodes in the network it is called Broadcasting.
  4. What is Multiplexing?
    Multiplexing is the set of techniques that allows the simultaneous transmission of multiple signals across a single data link.
  5. Name the categories of Multiplexing?
    a. Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
    b. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
       i. Synchronous TDM
       ii. ASynchronous TDM Or Statistical TDM.
    c. Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)
  6. What is FDM?
    FDM is an analog technique that can be applied when the bandwidth of a link is greater than the combined bandwidths of the signals to be transmitted.

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