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Packet Switching

A message is divided into as many packets as are needed to accommodate the message size.

Figure 6: Computer A is sharing a transmission path with Computer B by taking turns sending packets.
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One computer will not have to wait for another computer's entire message to be transmitted before it has the opportunity to send packets.

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``CMPT 165: Review'' by Tamara Smyth, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University.
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