I am trying to understand the relation and difference between multiplexing and multiple access.
Since multiplexing appears in physical layer, and multiple access in data link layer (or MAC sublayer), what is the difference between physical layer and data link layer, which can help to explain the difference between multiplexing and multiple access? I don't completely understand the Quora replies there, and I am not sure if they are correct 100%. But they may point out the right direction to understand it.
Another link also says:
Two types of combining signals are:
- Multiplexing - combining signals from the same sources
- Multiple-access - combining signals from multiple sources
Do the signals in multiplexing come from the same source, or can the signals also come from multiple sources?