LAN Transmission Methods
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LAN Transmission Methods

 
Distance and technology 
 

Transmission of data in LAN transmissions falls into three classifications: unicast, multicast, and broadcast. In each type of transmission, a single packet is sent to one or more nodes.

Unicast transmission

In a unicast transmission, a single packet is sent from the source to a destination on a network. First, the source node addresses the packet by using the address of the destination node. The package is then sent to the network, and finally, the network passes the packet to its destination.

Multicast transmission

A multicast transmission consists of a single data packet that is copied and sent to a specific subset of nodes on the network. First, the source node addresses the packet by using a multicast address. The packet is then sent into the network, which makes copies of the packet and sends a copy to each node that is part of the multicast address.

Broadcast transmission

A broadcast transmission consists of a single data packet that is copied and sent to all nodes on the network. In these types of transmissions, the source node addresses the packet by using the broadcast address. The packet is then sent on to the network, which makes copies of the packet and sends a copy to every node on the network.

 

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