Why Would a Layer 2 Switch Need an IP address?
- To enable the switch to send broadcast frames to attached PCs
- To enable the switch to function as a default gateway
- To enable the switch to be managed remotely
- To enable the switch to receive frames from attached PCs
The correct answer is: To enable the switch to be managed remotely
|Explanation:A switch does not require an IP address to transfer frames to associated devices because it is a Layer 2 device. A Layer 3 address is required when a switch is accessed remotely over the network. Instead of a physical interface, the IP address must be applied to a virtual interface. The default gateways are routers, not switches.|