Data encapsulated order - Data, Segment, Packet, Frame, Bit - Networking

Q.  Which is the correct order when the data is encapsulated?
- Published on 28 Aug 15

a. Data, Segment, Frame, Packet, Bit
b. Data, Segment, Packet, Frame, Bit
c. Segment, Data, Packet, Frame, Bit
d. Data, Frame, Packet, Segment, Bit

ANSWER: Data, Segment, Packet, Frame, Bit


  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 20 Oct 15

    - The encapsulation method is Data, Segment, Packet, Frame, Bit.

    - When the data arrives at the transport layer, the protocols at the layer start the process of data encapsulation.

    - When a protocol on the sending host adds data to the packet header, the process is called data encapsulation.

    - The data is broken into smaller pieces and then the TCP header is added, at this point, the data at the transport layer is called a Segment .
    At the network layer, the data which includes the transport header and the upper information is called a Packet.

    - The data which includes the network layer header, transport layer header and upper layer information is called a Frame.

    - A Bit is the smallest unit of data transfer on a computer network. It represents the two binary values that is '0' and '1' .

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