Why Would a Layer 2 Switch Need an IP address?
- Turn on the switch to allow it to deliver broadcast frames to connected PCs.
- Follow these procedures to set the switch as the default gateway.
- To allow for remote management of the transition
- Turn on the switch to allow it to receive messages from two computers.
The correct answer is: To allow for remote management of the transition.
Explanation: Since a switch is a Layer 2 device, it does not require an IP address to send frames to associated devices. When a switch is accessed remotely over the network, it requires a Layer 3 address. The IP address must be applied to a virtual interface instead of a physical interface. Routers, not switches, are the default gateways.