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Host to Host through a Router

We’ve looked at what it takes for two hosts directly connected to each other to communicate. And we’ve looked at what it takes for a host to speak to another host through a switch. Now we add another network device as we look at what it takes for traffic to pass from host to host […]

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Host to Host through a Switch

In the last article, we looked at everything that happens for two hosts to communicate directly with one another. In this article, we will add a common network device: a switch. We will take a look at what happens for communication from Host to Host through a Switch. This article will be the practical application of everything […]

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Host to Host Communication

After discussing the makeup of the OSI Model and some of the Key Players involved in moving a packet from one host to another, we can finally discuss the specific functions which occur in allowing Host to Host communication. At the very core of the Internet is this idea that two computers can communicate with […]

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Key Players

The Internet is a fascinating blend of many different elements that all work together to create a world wide network of networks which allow billions of different devices to communicate. In this article, we will look at some of the key players of the Internet and the role each fulfills in order to achieve network communication. This list is far from […]

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OSI Model

The Open Systems Interconnect model (OSI model) is the reason why the Internet is not owned by one company. It is the reason your Dell PC can speak to your Apple phone and your HP server and your Cisco router. In the early days of the Internet, when the idea of a computer communicating with another […]