Computer Networks (Laboratory)

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Module Objective

The purpose of the course is for the students to understand the principles of operation of the data network and acquire the skills to design implement and maintain modern computer networks.

Module Study Targets

The learning outcomes of the theoretical part are the following:

  • Describe the principles of data network operation
  • Planning and support modern computer networks
  • Distinguish the topologies and networks types
  • Implement asynchronous and synchronous serial transmission
  • Multiplexing packets and physical transport medium access
  • Describe the architectural OSI and TCP/IP and circuit switched techniques, message – packet
  • Explain the link layer protocols, and protocols IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, ARP, RARP, ICMP, H.323, SIP, BOOTP, DHCP, NAT, IGMP, DVMRP, MOSPF, PIM
  • Recommend IP addressing, network classes, masks, subnets, broadcast and multicast
  • Develop algorithms routing RIP, OSPF, BGP
  • Develop the MONE network and the sdr, vat, rat, vic tools
  • Recommend xDSL, WLAN, VPNas data access technologies
  • Support tunneling technologies: MPLS, IPsec, IPinIP, L2TP, GRE

Module Acquired Abilities

  • Search, analysis and data synthesis
  • Autonomous work
  • Decision making

Module Description

  • Historical Background (Arpanet, sita, bitnet etc.)
    • Network topologies: star, loop, bus
    • Network types: LAN, WAN, MAN
    • Asynchronous and synchronous serial transmission
  • Technical multiplexing packages and physical transport medium access:
    • TDMA, ALOHA, Slotted ALOHA, CSMA/CD, reservation ALOHA, reservation TDMA, Token Ring
    • Adaptive protocol URN
  • Wireless LAN. The IEEE 802.x models. The OSI and TCP architectures
  • Circuit switching techniques, message - packet
  • Virtual circuits and datagrams
  • Link Layer Protocols(LAPB,PPP,HDLC). X.25 protocols and Frame Relay
  • Integrated Services Digital Network(ISDN).ATM networks. The Ethernet network and the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols
  • Addressing IP, network classes, masks, subnet, broadcast and multicast
  • The ARP, RARP, ICMP protocols. The UDP and TCP protocols
  • Formulation interfaces DTE-DCE, active network elements: hubs, switches, routers. Structured wiring. Routing algorithms RIP, OSPF, GP. The DNS service. The OOTP, DHCP protocols. Proxies and the NAT protocol
  • The telnet, ftp, tftp, smtp, pop3, imap protocols and applications
  • Techniques and IGMP, DVMRP, MOSPF, PIM multitasking protocols
  • The VoIP service and the H.323 and SIP protocols
  • Access details technologies xDSL, WLAN. Virtual private networks - VPN
  • Tunneling Technologies: MPLS, IPsec, IPinIP, L2TP, GRE. Quality of service - QoS

Module Student Evaluation

Students’ evaluation comprises of the :

  • Final exam (60%) and
  • laboratory (40%)


  • Christian Huitema, "Routing in the Internet", Prentice Hall, ISBN:0-13-132192-7, 1995