Why Would a Layer 2 Switch Need an IP address?
- To authorize the switch to send broadcast frames to connected PCs, turn it on.
- To make the switch a default gateway, follow these steps.
- To make it possible to manage the transition from afar
- To allow the switch to receive messages from two Computers, turn it on.
The correct answer is: To make it possible to manage the transition from afar
Explanation: A switch does not require an IP address to transfer frames to linked 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.