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I will try to explain how the OSI model works so that it is easier to understand for those that have trouble with the concept Think of communications in terms of people Each person that you talk to is like a computer with its own capacity to compute and or calculate information If I speak directly with you and share information that is like a peer to peer network There really isnt any hardware at the physical layer involved to conduct this activity unless you were a beautiful woman in which case I might have to use my hardware to communicate to you my thoughts Needless to say however think of regular communications between people as being similar to a wireless network Its communicating across a medium that we cant see When I speak to you on the phone though we are still communication over a phone network that involved telephone lines telephones switches etc We speak in analog frequencies and the phone company takes care of the rest to convert this communication to digital through a phone switch and then converts it back to analog on your end to relay it to your phone While speaking to each other might represent a peer-to- peer network if I were to ask you a question and you didnt know the answer you might ask someone else Then that person might say I dont know but I will get you the answer This relaying of information down the line to get ME an answer is similar to a computer network The problem here is that with humans the information shared between hosts people can change from person to person That is why network protocols are very important as it relates to packet transfer Protocols define the
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