Explain why Protocols are necessary.

  • defintion:
    • rules/procedure for transmitting data over a network
  • Why?
    • Protocols are needed to ensure that the communication between the different networks functions. Networks can be structured in a different way, but structuring the packets send in the same way is important to ensure that the data can be received and interpreted.
    • used to standardise transmission and ensure connectivity

Created By: Lucie Magister
Last update: 19/03/2015