When a Network receives a packet, does it use the IP or MAC address?

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When a packet is sent in the network, which address is being used; the IP (Internet Protocol) or MAC (Media Access Control)?
ASKED: October 20, 2009  2:43 PM
UPDATED: October 20, 2009  3:52 PM

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When ever a the packet is delivered to a Network its always deals with an IP address, but a packet is further encapsulated into a frame which deals with a MAC address at a data link layer (layer 2). Packet is a LAYER 3 encapsualtion process. But in order to transfer a data from one network to other network both information are required an IP address as well a mac address.

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