Which of these would the most likely cause of slow transfer speeds?
A) Incorrect SSID
B) Device is assigned an APIPA address
C) Incorrect gateway configuration
D) Duplex mismatch
E) Device is assigned an RFC 1918 address
F) It’s not slow, it’s just tired
The answer: D) Duplex mismatch
Two devices communicating to each other with a mismatched duplex will connect and allow data to transfer, but you’ll find that the data transfer rates will be much lower than expected.
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