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(ii) How is packet switching different from circuit switching?

Answer

Circuit Switching

Packet switching

In circuit switching, before a communication starts, a dedicated path is identified between the sender and the receiver

No dedicated path is identified before , and each data unit knows only the final receiver’s address

Physical connection is established between sender and receiver

No physical connection is established between sender and receiver

It does NOT follows store and forward concept to transmit data

It follows store and forward concept to transmit data

All packets follow the same

path established during the connection

Different packets of the same message may take different routes depending on availability.

 

 

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