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The Seven Layers of Networking – Part I

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 27, 2013 8:18:00 AM

By John Oden

It’s difficult to have a conversation about networking without hearing someone refer to this layer or that layer. If you talk for more than a few minutes, you’ll soon hear someone say this device operates at Layer X or that device operates at Layer Y. We often begin these conversations assuming that everyone knows what these layers are and how they relate to the issues being discussed.

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