Nic's question

Old BrainOld Brain Junior MemberMember Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
Reference to your N+ TechNote.
Could you briefly explain why the MAC Broadcast address is : FF.FF.FF.FF.FF.FF.

Tank you in advance.

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  • WebmasterWebmaster Johan Hiemstra Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Well as you know when a computer on the network receives a frame, it will first try to match the MAC address of the frame with its own. If that is successful, it will process the frame and passes it on to the Network Layer in the OSI model. If the MAC address does not match, the packet is discarded. But when it gets a frame with destination address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF, it will process it because they know it is sent as a broadcast so it is intented for itself as well.

    I hope I'm making sense here....
  • Old BrainOld Brain Junior Member Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for the explanation.

    Old Brain : :D:D:)
  • WebmasterWebmaster Johan Hiemstra Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
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