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Which of these would be the most likely reason for slow network transfer speeds?

A) Duplex incompatibility

B) APIPA address assigned

C) Invalid router configuration

D) Using fiber instead of copper connections

E) You need another cup of coffee

The answer: A) Duplex incompatibility

A duplex issue would create a problem where one device was in half-duplex and managing flow control with collisions, and the other full-duplex device was sending and receiving information without any concern for Ethernet collisions.

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