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Free CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Practice Question

A network administrator notices that the throughput on a gigabit ethernet link connecting a data center switch to an aggregation switch is lower than expected. Upon inspecting the interface statistics, the administrator observes that the protocol packet count is high, yet the byte count is significantly lower than anticipated. What could be the reason for this discrepancy that the administrator should investigate further?

  • Inspect the physical cabling for damage as this might be causing throughput limitations on the link.

  • Check for pinning mismatches or autonegotiation issues on the ethernet link which may limit throughput.

  • Review the logs for frequent interface resets which could disrupt throughput efficiency.

  • Investigate for the presence of a network broadcast storm or suspicious packet floods that could be contributing to the high packet count with low byte count.

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CompTIA Network+ N10-008 / 
Network Operations
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