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What function does a Circuit perform?

Hello Friends,

What function does a Circuit perform in a WAN?

Why do we and where do we have Circuit in a WAN?

Regards,

Faizan.

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Re: What function does a Circuit perform?

A "circuit" connects to peices of equipment together over a shared medium, that allows layer2/3 communication.

HTH>

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Re: What function does a Circuit perform?

I believe "circuit" comes from POTS. For example, if you obtain a leased T1 from your phone service provider for a point-to-point WAN link, you've obtained or have a WAN "circuit".

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