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Bruinaholic

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A user named Mary reports that she could not access the network file server. When you check her IP configuration, you realize she is using an IP address 169.254.2.41. However, the network ID for the LAN is 192168.1.0.

What is the likely reason that Mary could not access the network file server?

A) Mary has entered an invalid IP address.
B) The DHCP Server is down.
C) The DNS Server is down.
D) Mary has a faulty network adaptor card.

What would the correct answer be, please?

TIA
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Please do not post your homework on Geeks to Go. We are here help actual people who have real problems with thier PC's, not to help students get good grades.
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It's not homework it's a question I had on a practice test and was wondering if the correct answer was a or b. In my mind it would be b but the answer was A so I was wondering which was correct and why, please?
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I feel like complicating the issue.

Any of the answers could be potentially correct depending on what the other circumstances are at the time. Therefore its an ambiguous question.

I would argue that A is possible because Mary fiddled with the settings and screwed it up.
I would argue that B is possible because the network isn't working.
I would argue that C is possible because its a rubbish router in the first place.
I would argue that D is possible because it may be an older card that doesn't work properly in XP and was doing okay up until now.
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Anyone else care to weigh in given the question as it is currently stated, please?

Edited by Bruinaholic, 19 April 2007 - 07:00 PM.

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you stated 192168.1.0.

if it was 192.168.1.0 then at least it would be in the right format. zero is the router's address. ip assisgments start at 1 and go through 254. The real issue is the answers are not completely accurate. I would have to say A as the best answer.

I hate questions that just a bit on the vague side and require you to make an assumption.
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In that case the answer is D

The DNS Server is down. - the router would still assign an ip. you would just have no connectivity past the router - i turned my modem off and left my router on - pretty easy proof.
The DHCP Server is down. - u get o.o.o.o assigned - i just turned it off to see
Mary has entered an invalid IP address. - The question didn't state that mary had attempted to set up a static ip address and by default windows automatically assigns a 169 as default ip when it cannot assign anything else such as when a ................................ nic goes bad
Mary has a faulty network adaptor card. - scroll up one line
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