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OSI MODEL Question

By robert.hawley ·
I was recently in a discusion about the OSI model and related test questions.
The question that created a such a dillema was this.
What layer of the OSI model does the NIC belong on?
We all know what Cisco says but what do you think, Layer 1 or layer 2?

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Layer 2

by wornk2 In reply to OSI Model

This is a dilemmia in teaching the CCNA cirrulum. Even tho the NIC is a physical device -- Cisco considers this a Layer 2 device. read on how the Data Link layer is divided into two parts (LLC and MAC)

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by max98037 In reply to OSI MODEL Question

The jack in the back is physical. The MAC is data link. It deals in frames, so if a question only allows one choice, then Data Link all the way!!

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