CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Q47

The administrator’s network has OSPF for the internal routing protocol. One port going out to the Internet is congested. The data is going out to the Internet, but queues up before sending. Which of the following would resolve this issue?
Fast Ethernet 0 is up, line protocol is up
Int ip address is
MTU 1500 bytes, BW10000 kbit, DLY 100 usec
Reliability 255/255, Tx load 1/255, Rx load 1/255
Encapsulation ospf, loopback not set
Keep alive 10
Half duplex, 100Mb/s, 100 Base Tx/Fx
Received 1052993 broadcasts
0 input errors
983881 packets output, 768588 bytes
0 output errors, 0 collisions, 0 resets

A. Set the loopback address
B. Change the IP address
C. Change the slash notation
D. Change duplex to full

Correct Answer: D
Section: Network operations

From the output we see that the half-duplex is configured. This would not use the full capacity of ports on the network. By changing to full duplex the throughput would be doubled.
Note: All communications are either half-duplex or full-duplex. During half-duplex communication, a device can either send communication or receive communication, but not both at the same time. In full-duplex communication, both devices can send and receive communication at the same time. This means that the effective throughput is doubled and communication is much more efficient.