Computer Networks

This course provides students with hands on training regarding the design, troubleshooting, modelling and evaluation of computer networks. In this course, students are going to experiment in real test-bed networking environment and learn about network design and troubleshooting topics and tools such as: network addressing, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), basic troubleshooting tools (e.g, ping, ICAM), IP routing (e.g, RIP), route discovery (e.g. traceroute), TCP and UDP, IP fragmentation and may others. Students will also be introduced to the network modelling and simulation and they will have the opportunity to build some simple networking models using the tool and perform simulations that will help them evaluate their design approaches and expected network performance.

·         Study of different types of Network cables and practically implement the cross-wired cable and straight through cable using clamping tool.

·         Study of Network Devices in detail.

·         Study of network IP.

·         Connect the computers in Local Area Network.

·         Study the basic network command and Network configuration commands.

·         Configure a Network topology using packet tracer software.

·         Configure a Network using Distance Vector Routing protocol.

·         Configure Network using Link State Vector Routing protocol.

This laboratory has 42 systems with following configurations:
Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00GB
Hard Disk Drive: 500 GB
Operating System: Dual Boot (Windows 8/Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04)