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Free CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Practice Question

A network administrator notices that the connection between a workstation and the wall jack is not establishing a link. The LED indicators on the network interface card (NIC) are not lighting up. After replacing the NIC and confirming the switch port is operational, the administrator uses a cable tester on the suspect Ethernet cable. The cable tester indicates that there is a discontinuity in the wire corresponding to pin 1. What is the most likely issue with this Ethernet cable?

  • The connectors are wired for the wrong Ethernet standard.

  • There is an open fault on pin 1 of the cable.

  • There is a short fault on pin 1 of the cable.

  • The cable tester being used is faulty.

This question's topic:
CompTIA Network+ N10-008 / 
Network Troubleshooting
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