The Media Layers of the open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model convert bits to packets. It is a very important aspect of network communication and consists of various networking protocols. At the lowest level the physical layer deals with Media, Signal and Binary Transmission of Bits. Then there is the Data Link layer which deals with media access control (MAC) and logical link control (LLC) Physical Addressing of Frames, for example Ethernet. Finally, there is the Network layer which deals with Path Determination and IP Logical addressing of Packets. This article gives a review of these Media Layers and will contribute to adding knowledge for a networking novice while consolidating concepts for an experienced professional or academic.

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KHAN, Koffka. The Media Layers of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Reference Model: A Tutorial. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], may 2020. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/1920>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020.