CompTIA Network+ Question A-15

A network technician is troubleshooting a problem at a remote site. It has been determined that the connection from router A to router B is down. The technician at the remote site re-terminates the CAT5 cable that connects the two routers as a straight through cable. The cable is then tested and is plugged into the correct interface. Which of the following would be the result of this action?

A. The normal amount of errors and the connection problem has been resolved.
B. The interface status will indicate that the port is administratively down.
C. The traffic will flow, but with excessive errors.
D. The interface status will show line protocol down.

Correct Answer: D

Devices of different types are connected with a straight through cable (patch cable). In this case, it is used to connect two devices of the same type. It is for this reason that the interface will display the line protocol down status.