Knowledgebase: Other Questions
How Does Information Travel Over the Internet?
Posted by Support on 22 February 2008 07:01 AM
When any file is sent from one point to|
another on the Internet, Internet protocols (TCP/IP) divide the file
into parts. Each of these packets is separately numbered and includes
the Internet address of the destination point. The different packets
for a given file may travel different routes through the Internet. When
they have all arrived, they are reassembled into the original file.