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Unformatted text preview: Running head: SWITCHING 1 Switching Stephen D, James IT 242 John Tinney July 24, 2011 University of Phoenix (Axia College) SWITCHING 2 Switching Both circuit and packet switching are used in high-capacity networks where packet switching is considered to be the more reliable and the more common of the two types of switching. With circuit switching, and virtual circuit switching, a route is reserved from source to destination while packet switching is the process of segmenting a message/data to be transmitted into several smaller packets. A common misunderstanding that circuit switching is used only for connecting voice circuits (analog or digital) since circuit switching sets up a line just like a phone call. Even though no data transfers before an end-to-end connection is established, an advantage of using circuit switching is that it allows a large amount of data to be transferred with increased transmission capacity. Although circuit switching allows for a quicker transfer of data, the main transmission capacity....
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