A unit of information transmitted a awhole from one device to another on a network.
Unit of information. Data sent across the Internet is broken down into many packets at the origination point and reassembled at its destination.
Segments of data bundled together for efficient digital transmission.
A sequenced of digitised information that is sent and switched as a unit. Computer data is sent via packets. The traffic on the network is divided into small pieces called packets that are multiplexed onto high capacity intermachine connections. A packet, which usually contains only a few hundred bytes of data, carries identi-fication that enables computers on the network to know whether it is destined for them or how to send it on to its correct destination.
data processed by protocols so it can be sent across a network.
Encapsulated messages transmitted across a network or an internetwork.
Blocks of information for transmission in packet switched systems.
Pieces of electronic information sent from computer to computer via email, a network or the INTERNET.
A block of data that can be transmitted from one computer to another on a network like the Internet. A packet contains data to be transmitted, data to guide the packet, and data that corrects errors along the way.
Information represented as bytes grouped together through a communication node with a common destination address and other attribute information.
A block of information sometimes called a cell, frame, data unit, service unit, or signaling unit. Although each of these elements do have unique attributes, in essence, all are packets.
Small pieces that data is divided into, when a computer sends data over the Internet. Each packet contains the data, as well as the recipient (destination), origin (sender), and the sequence information used to reassemble the data at the destination. 9.19
When information is sent over the Internet, it is broken down into very small chunks, called packets. On a wireless network these packets are sent through the air via radio waves from one computer to the other.
This refers to small chunk of data about the size of 16KB.
A piece of a message transmitted over a packet-switching network, it contains the destination address in addition to the data. Each packet is then transmitted individually and can even follow different routes to its destination. Once all the packets forming a message arrive at the destination, they are recompiled into the original message.
A unit of data sent across a network. If there is a large amount of data being sent at once, it is broken up into several packets and is reassembled when it reaches its destination.
When data is transmitted through networks, it is often broken up into small ``packets'' (localized in time) rather than being sent as a continuous byte stream. This allows multiple transmissions to share the same line, and also facilitates error detection.
A piece of a message transmitted over a packet-switch-ing network. See under packet switching. One of the key features of a packet is that it contains the destination address in addition to the data.