If you’re reading this blog, then you are no doubt already familiar with the wondrous creation that is the Internet. The Internet allows computers from all over the world to speak to each other.
When data leaves your computer, it is grouped into small chunks called Packets. These packets are essentially little envelopes that carry data across the Internet.
This article series is going to explain everything that happens to get one of these Packets from one side of the Internet to the other. We will look at each device and every step involved with a packet traveling across the Internet.
First, we’ll take a look at some background information on each separate function of network communication. Then we’ll take a look at the individual devices that perform each function. We will then tie everything together as we look at everything that happens for communication to happen between two computers with various interconnected devices.
- OSI Model
- Key Players
- Host to Host communication
- Host to Host communication through a Switch
- Host to Host communication through a Router
- Host to Switch to Router to Switch to Host
After reading through this article series on Packet Traveling, you will be able to understand and explain all the different events which occur in sending data from one side of the Internet to the other.