network layer

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network layer

(networking)
(communications subnet layer) The third lowest layer in the OSI seven layer model. The network layer determines routing of packets of data from sender to receiver via the data link layer and is used by the transport layer. The most common network layer protocol is IP.

network layer

The services in the OSI protocol stack (layer 3 of 7) that provide network-to-network (internetworking) for a communications session. Also called the "Internet layer" or "IP layer." See OSI model and Internet Protocol.
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including dienstenveranciers on OSI layer 3 can provide Internet access.
The more recent RMON 2 specification defined a number of similar groups associated with OSI Layer 3 and supported monitoring of all local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) activity regardless of network topology.
At the same time, new categories of problems have been arising, usually originating at OSI Layer 3.
Other parameters, including frame size, and MAC and OSI Layer 3 addresses, can be specified or programmed to change incrementally or randomly.