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Network Layer

  • Definition: In the OSI Reference Model of computer network architecture, the fifth of seven layers, in which packets are addressed so that they can be routed to the correct destination. When the packets have been addressed, they are transferred down to the data link layer, where they are prepared for transmission on the physical network.

    Source: Pfaffenberger, Bryan. Webster's new world computer dicdtionary. London: Wiley, 2003. Print.

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