Network Interface

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In computing a network interface is a system’s (software and hardware) interface between two pieces of equipment or protocol layers in a computer network.

A network interface will usually have some form of network address. This may consist of a node ID and a port number or may consist of a node ID in its own right,

Network interface provide standardized functions such as passing message, connecting and disconnecting, etc.

DTE and DCE

DTE(Data Terminal Equipment)

  • It is an instrument that converts user information into signals or reconvert that recieved signals .DTE communicate with DCE .
  • DTE is the terminal like computer
  • DTE is the device where communication line ends.

DCE(Data Communication Equipment)

  • It is also called the Data circuits terminating equipment and sits between the DTE and data transmission circuits.
  • DCE is usually a modem ,router .
  • It performs function such as signal conversion coding.
  • It provides path for communication.
Network Interface
Network Interface

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