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Difference between ethernet packet and ethernet frame?


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#1 new things

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

hi dudes,
what is the difference between Ethernet packet and Ethernet frame?
when i was goggling i get many results, but i don't understand very well? please explain me.
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#2 gerg

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

hi dudes,
what is the difference between Ethernet packet and Ethernet frame?
when i was goggling i get many results, but i don't understand very well? please explain me.


ethernet is just a name for a l2 protocol

a packet is smaller than a frame

to a packet a header is added, today in most cases ethernet

a packet has source / destination ip address

a packet with an ethernet header attached is called a frame and contains the layer 2 ethernet address which is the mac address, so source and destination mac address
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#3 cr4zy1w4n

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:32 PM

everything is explained here:
tech-faq.com/understanding-data-encapsulation.html
and i think the main difference is that the frame is L2 and packet L3 in OSI model

Edited by cr4zy1w4n, 03 February 2011 - 10:39 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:22 AM

a packet is smaller than a frame

where did you get that?

and what exactly "ethernet packet" is? packet don't belong to "ethernet", that's the difference. packet is from level 3 of OSI, frame - level 2.
correct me if I'm wrong
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:34 AM

where did you get that?

and what exactly "ethernet packet" is? packet don't belong to "ethernet", that's the difference. packet is from level 3 of OSI, frame - level 2.
correct me if I'm wrong


i mean as the packet goes through the osi model, it starts small, application data, then ip headers

before it is transmitted through the wire an ethernet header/hdlc header has to be added for the l2 addressing, making it "larger" so to speak
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#6 shyamsundarkmv

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:28 PM

Hi

 

Ethernet Packet is word using a knows by You tube Video :: Arp and default gateways

 

and web site ::

 

http://www.sdmmag.co...vice-addressing

 

 

 

I found this when i am leafing default gateway use in DHCP.

 

My dough on that vidio is he said data transmitted from that router to pc in frames.I cant understand if frames an transfer data without IP address?


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