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Packet Vs Frame

why we didn't call frame instead of packet at l3 level which device are using MAC address ?

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Packet Vs Frame

i have always understood the frame to be the Layer 2 only construct.

Once you get L3 involved (even in you case listed above) its a packet.

No hard science just years of how its been done.

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Packet Vs Frame

adding to vmiller..

The Network Access Layer is Ethernet, ATM, Frame Relay and so on. Anything that fits in this layer is a FRAME. Frame is a lower-level idea. Frames are used on cabling systems. The cabling system can have multiple stations connected on the cable. A frame has framing to mark the beginning and end, sender and receiver addresses to indicate the stations on the cable, low-level control information, and a payload.

The Internet Layer is where IP was defined. Anything in this layer IS A PACKET.A packet is a block of user data, such as a piece of an e-mail message, with a network address pasted onto the front. Packets are used on networks. The network equipment looks at the network address and uses this information to make a route decision.

see the comparision: http://www.wifinotes.com/computer-networks/frame-vs-packets.html

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Packet Vs Frame

Hi,

run Wireshark in your LAN for a while.

You will see TCP segments inside IP packets inside Ethernet frames probably.

This will illustrate different network layers for you.

Best regards,

Milan

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Milan

I like your response very much. It is short, direct, to the point, and correct +5

HTH

Rick

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