Drag and Drop Routing is an information technology discipline whose name sounds easy and less complicated but in actual fact, it is no kids’ play. One would think that plainly it refers to our traditional drag and drop option that one usually does when organising files or documents on a desktop but it goes beyond that. One has to be well versed in computer systems to understand this wide ranging and complicated phenomenon.

In the computer system world, routing is mainly understood by network engineers or information systems technicians as it entails a lot of deep computer terms which might take longer hat expected for one to easily grasp them. This piece’ main aim is to give a brief touch up of what is Drag and Drop routing includes in simple and understandable terms that will not get one thinking that they are going through a Cisco Networking textbook in disguise.

There are various terms that are used in drag and drop routing that are going to be briefly discussed in this piece, the major aim being giving ordinary readers of what they will be exposed to in the unpopular terrain of networking.

  1. Collision

    This is one of the most commonly used term in networking and is equally popular in as far as drag and drop routing is concerned. Content shared within a network, which is referred to as traffic is usually transmitted via links and the device in use are usually classified according to use because of shared roles. There would be a sending device that can be classified as the traffic source or decoder in other terms. This device main role is decoding content for transmission to the receiving device. The term collision comes into play when a different device tries to send traffic over the same network that is transmitting content.

  2. Medium

    This refers to the link responsible for the actual transmission of the content, in simpler terms a medium can be viewed as the system by which the content was transferred from the source to the receiver. This is like in the normal communication world were a message is moved via a transmitter of medium in this sense. For the successful transmission of the content the decoding device has to first ensure that the transmitting link, or the medium in this case is free to move the content so as to avoid a possible collision as alluded to earlier.

  3. Carrier Sense

    For the avoidance of a possible jam on the transmitter, a network is usually equipped with what is referred to as a carrier sense. This is a system that dictates when and if the sending device, transmitter and receiver are all free to allow for an uninterrupted decoding of content.

  4. Collision rate

    This aspect refers to a value that is commonly used whenever a new base station is added to a network. This helps determine the king of transmitter to be used as the value changes periodically depending on the information in play during transmission in the case of collision

    The above stated are some of the most popular terms found in drag and drop routing.