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#1 Mike19865586

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:03 AM

What does a router do when it receives a packet that is destined for a computer on the same network? Does it use an IP packet or frame to transmit the data?

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:26 PM

If you are talking about home routers, those are really switches with software running on them to make them routers.

In a business setting, routers and switches are separate pieces of equipment.

In both cases when transmitting inside a LAN only switches are involved so the data never goes above OSI layer 2. So its frames =)

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:52 PM

That is what I assumed to be correct, thank you for verifying this for me.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:00 PM

If for some unknown reason you would be using hubs to connect your devices the router as well as every other device would recieve the broadcast packet from the source computer. If the destination IP does not match the IP of the recieving computer it will just "drop" the packet (I.E. simply not acknowledge it)
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