Why Would a Layer 2 Switch Need an IP address?
- Turn on the switch to allow it to distribute broadcast frames to connected PCs.
- Follow the procedures below to make the switch a default gateway.
- Allowing users to control the switch from a distance
- Turn on the switch to allow it to accept frames from connected PCs.
The correct answer is: Allowing users to control the switch from a distance
Explanation: Whereas a switch is a Layer 2 device, it’s doesn’t require and IP address to send frames to associated devices. When a switch is accessed remotely over the network, it requires a Layer 3 address. The Internet address must be applied to a virtual interface instead of a physical interface. Routers, not switches, are the default gateways.