The Data Link layer is generally thought of as being made up of two equal sublayers, each with specific functions. The two sublayers are:
The purpose of the Data Link layer is to:
Various network devices are normally associated with the Data Link layer:
The Data Link Media Access Control sublayer is responsible for three processes, each of which is responsible for a series of methods:
The Data Link Logical Link Control sublayer is responsible for two processes, each of which is responsible for a series of methods:
Let's move on to layer 3, the Network Layer.
Nah, I want to skip around:
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