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Unformatted text preview: One disadvantage to packet switching is the risk of messages getting scrambled. This is because the messages are split into so many parts, and have the option to take different paths. To help remedy this issue each message is marked with a sequence number that is attached to the packet. While you arent taking up all of the bandwidth up with just one transfer, the information has to be reassembled at the other end, which in turn can take a little more time overall. Both circuit switching and packet switching are used, but packet switching is said to be more reliable....
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- Spring '10