While browsing through my manual, I discovered that if you want to access a particular web page, your web browser will find the IP address of the web server that hosts the web page and will try to connect to it. It will then transfer a copy of the web page to your computer so that you can view it.
However, my concern is … I discovered that the IP address allows sending data to the local network of the device, but so that the data can be sent to the device itself, the MAC address is required to transfer data from the local network to the device.
BUT, in my manual, it says nowhere how the web browser of the computer discovers the MAC address of the web server. It indicates that the computer is looking for the IP address of the web server using the Domain Name System (DNS).
So, how does the computer discover the MAC address of the server?
Answers would be much appreciated.