Definitions for "MAC layer"
Keywords:  sublayer, circuitry, osi, media, dtl
A sub-layer of the Data Link Control (DTL) layer.
That layer of a distributed communications system concerned with the control of access to a medium that is shared between two or more entities.
The Media Access Control layer of networking - in other words, the circuitry (often a network interface card) that manages access to the physical layer of the network (such as the cable or fiber). MAC can also refer to a wireless link.
Keywords:  mini