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LLC (Logical Link Control) IEEE 802.2

In IEEE's version of Ethernet, the top sublayer of Data link layer is Logical Link Control(LLC). LLC's function is performed in software. LLC defines how to multiplex multiple network layer protocols in the data link layer frames. Logical Link Control sublayer performs its multiplexing by using Service Access Point (SAP) identifiers. Logical Link Control sublayer is defined under IEEE 802.2. There are two types of IEEE 802.2 frames. They are:
Service Access Point(SAP)

Subnetwork Access Protocol(SNAP)
Major Duties of Logical Link Control(LLC) Multiplex multiple network layer protocols into frames

Sequencing and flow control

IEEE 802.2 uses SAP(Service Access Point) or SNAP(Subnetwork Access Protocol) field to differentiate between encapsulated layer 3 payloads. IEEE 802.2 (LLC) concerns Ethernet, Token Ring, and FDDI. To read more about MAC sublayer, visit the link below.
MAC Sublayer IEEE 802.3

Though sequencing and flow control can be done in Logical Link Control Layer, normally t…

Data Link Layer Provide Physical Addresses

The second layer in the OSI Reference model is the Data Link Layer. The data link layer is responsible for providing physical addresses for the devices connected to the network. The physical address is also called hardware address because it is built-in address (not a logical address like IP address). The data link layer is responsible for taking bits from the Physical layer and convert them to frames. All communications done in Data link layer is in the form of frames.


Sub division in Data-link Layer
In IEEE version of Ethernet, Data link layer is subdivided in to:

1. Logical Link Control (LLC)
2. Media Access Control (MAC)

Data-link Layer devices

Networking devices functioning at Data link layer are:

SwitchNICBridge
Responsibilities of Data Link Layer
Define Physical AddressesCommunication in the same network in form of FramesDefine hardware topology of the network
Major Data Link layer Protocols
CIF : Cells in Frames EthernetFDDI : Fiber Distributed Data InterfaceGARP : Generic Attribut…

Physical layer

The physical layer is the first layer in the OSI model which deals with the physical transmission medium. The data transferred via the physical layer is in the form of electrical signals. In a real life, we can treat the physical layer as the road where the vehicles are passing. Because the road is the one which is carrying the vehicles and linking the cities. Like that the physical layer is transmitting the data signal in the form of electrical signal and connecting nodes.

The major cables using in physical layer are:

1. Coaxial cable

2. Twisted pair cable

3. Optical fiber cable


Devices working in physical layer:

1. Internet gateway

2. Hub

3. Repeater



The major functions and services performed by the Physical Layer are:

1. Bit-by-bit delivery

2. Modulation

3. Encoding and Signaling:

4. Bit synchronization

5. Physical network Topology

In Physical Layer data is transmitting in the form of an electric pulse and the cables are responsible for the safe delivery of the signals. Physical Layer is …

OSI Reference Model

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed a seven-layer model called Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)Reference Model to help vendors and network experts to learn how data is transferred between networking devices. OSI Reference Model helps networking device manufacturers to implement new network standards and policies. OSI Reference Model helps network administrators to reduce the complexity of networks and makes it easy to troubleshoot networking issues.


Seven Layers of OSI Reference Model
There are seven layers in the OSI Reference Model and each layer has a specific role in data communication. Seven layers of the OSI reference model are listed below.

Physical layer

Data link layer

Network layer

Transport layer

Session layer

Presentation layer

Application layer

What is The Need of OSI Reference Model
Prior to the introduction of Open System Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model, each vendor has their own manufacturing standards. It forced the user to stuck with a …

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