Why Would a Layer 2 Switch Need an IP address?
- Turn on the switch to allow broadcast frames to be distributed to connected PCs.
- To make the switch a default gateway, follow the steps below.
- advanced Feature users to operate the switch from afar
- Enable the switch to accept frames from connected PCs by turning it on.
The correct answer is: advanced Feature users to operate the switch from afar
Explanation: Although a switch is a Layer 2 device, it does not require an IP address to transfer frames to linked devices. A Layer 3 address is required when a switch is accessed remotely over the network. Instead of a physical interface, the Internet address must be applied to a virtual interface. The default gateways are routers, not switches.