Both Flow control and congestion control are the traffic controlling methods.
Following are the important differences between Flow Control and Congestion Control.
|Sr. No.||Key||Flow Control||Congestion Control|
|1||Definition||In Flow Control, Traffic is controlled and Traffic represents flow from sender to receiver.||In Congestion Control also, Traffic is controlled and Traffic represents flow entering into the network.|
|2||Layers||Data link and Transport layers handles flow control.||Network and Transport layers handles congestion control.|
|3||Prime Focus||Receiver is prevented from being overwhelmed.||Network is prevented from being congested.|
|4||Responsibility||Only sender is responsible for the traffic.||Transport layer is responsible for the traffic.|
|5||Way||Traffic is prevented by slowing down the sender.||Traffic is prevented by slowing down the transport layer.|