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data exchange (DX)


exchange (DX) is the basic function for selecting the transmission path in all network concepts. It is used to transmit data from a sending station to receiving stations. Depending on the type of switching technology

, adistinction is made between line

switching, inwhich a connection

isswitched between the sending and receiving station, memory switching, in which the data is temporarily stored, data packet and cell switching, in which the paths through the network

areswitched on the basis of the addresses in the data packet, or message switching

. Switching



In different network designs, the function of data switching is performed by different network components. These are the switching nodes in circuit switching, the hubs, switches and routers in local networks, the routers, gateways and exchange points in wide area networks and the access points and WLAN routers in wireless LANs.

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Englisch: data exchange - DX
Updated at: 15.12.2017
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