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DHCP packets in a Wi-Fi network (WEP2-Personal)

Is it that the DHCP protocol has the ability to send an L2 unicast responding to hosts? Yes - DHCP uses UDP ports 67 (server) and 68 (client). Discover and Request are broadcast, Offer and ...
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point-to-point or broadcast network : concrete case

Depending on context, a broadcast network is a multi-node network where everyone can talk to anyone else (not necessarily at the same time). The most common examples today are Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Even ...
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point-to-point or broadcast network : concrete case

It depends :-) From a topology point of view, your answers are correct. But I assume you're talking about Ethernet, and Ethernet is (was) a broadcast medium. So in that sense, all your cases are ...
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Ethernet frame's source mac-address out of a port in an ARP request forwarded to an interconnected switch towards an end host

TL;DR ARP requests are broadcast, replies unicast. Source and destination MAC addresses in a frame don't change when it's forwarded. What will be the source mac-address in the "ethernet frame&...
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