Computing the one-hop transmission delay
Consider the figure below, in which a single router is transmitting packets, each of length L bits, over a single link with transmission rate R Mbps to another router at the other end of the link.
Suppose that the packet length is L= 12000 bits, and that the link transmission rate along the link to router on the right is R = 1000 Mbps.
Round your answer to two decimals after leading zeros
1. What is the transmission delay?
2. What is the maximum number of packets per second that can be transmitted by this link?
The transmission delay = L/R = 12000 bits / 1000000000 bps = 1.20E-5 seconds
The number of packets that can be transmitted in a second into the link = R / L = 1000000000 bps / 12000 bits = 83333 packets
The answer was: 1.20E-5
The answer was: 83333