This question had me pull my hair for longer than i expected.
Both switching methods will forward packets by inspecting the frame headers for a DMAC.
Except that the store-and-forward mode will store the entire packet before sending it. Obviously this will cause congestion should the network experience collisions. So cut-through mode should be relatively faster since there is no storing of packets nor error checking involved. I just cant see the right answer for this one. What am i missing guys?
aaah thanks for pointing that out Skills. INCORRECT is the keyword. i must have had a long night working on the assignment.
So cut-through mode switches do contribute to network congestions when there are collisions.