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Switching 1 Checkpoint Switching IT242
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Switching 2 Packet switching is the act of sending information in the form of packets through a network to a remote location. The data that is being sent is assembled by a PAD-Packet Assembler/Disassembler- in individual packets of data which involves the segmentation or subdivision or bigger chinks of data. Each packet is formed according to a specific size limit which is in accordance with the native protocol of the transmitting device. Packet switching is used by the Internet and is efficient in the transmission of data. Circuit switching is different from packet switching in that the circuit creates a real connection which is dedicated as long as the call is on going. As soon as a person hangs
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Unformatted text preview: up the connection is torn down. This advantage over packet switching is obvious; the line is closed to everyone but the two end points. In packet switching the line is shared by many though only in small packets. The POTS is a common circuit switched network. Packet switching is becoming a dominant force in todays networked world because more and more data and information is being transmitted over the PSTN. In the past most phone applications were exclusively analog. Today many phone companies are offering VoIP as a standard service which makes packet switching much more desired....
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course IT/244 2 taught by Professor John during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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