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Computer Science - Class 12
Chapter 11 - Data Communication

What is the difference between packet switching and circuit switching techniques?

 

Answer:

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Packet Switching

Circuit Switching

A dedicated path is not identified between the sender and the receiver.

A dedicated path is identified between the sender and the receiver.

 

Additional points:

Packet Switching

Circuit Switching

  • Follows store and forward transmission technique.
  • Does not follow the store and forward transmission technique.
  • All packets travel independently.
  • All packets follow the same path.

Transcript

What is the difference between packet switching and circuit switching techniques? Answer PACKET SWITCHING No dedicated path is identified before, and each data unit knows only the final receiver’s address CIRCUIT SWITCHING Before a communication starts, a dedicated path is identified between the sender and the receiver A dedicated path is not identified between the sender and the receiver. A dedicated path is identified between the sender and the receiver. Additional points: Packet Switching Circuit Switching Follows store and forward transmission technique. Does not follow the store and forward transmission technique. All packets travel independently. All packets follow the same path.

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