4710/8716: Computer Communication Networks
Catalog Entry (2012-2013):
4710 Computer Communication Networks(4) This course investigates the standard protocols and hardware solutions defined by the International Standard Organization (ISO) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the computer communications networks. Included are ISO OSI model, IEEE 802.X (Ethernet, token bus, token ring) and Asynchronous Transfer Modals (ATM) networks. Prereq: CEEN 3250, CEEN 4330. (Cross-listed with CEEN 8716.)
High-Speed networks, TCP/IP and ATM Design Principles, by William Stallings, Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition, ISBN No. 0-132-525965-7
4 Credit Hours; 3 Hours Lecture; 3 Hours Lab; Elective
High-speed networks dominate both the wide-are networks and local area networks. This course is designed to present and discuss the high-speed access control protocols, routing protocols, traffic management, and network topologies. These topics will be complement with the performance modeling and simulation techniques.
Topic: General knowledge of a computer system design, Fundamentals of communications
- Networking Fundamentals
Review of LAN and IEEE 802.X Protocols
- Gigabit Ethernet
Physical and MAC layers
Carrier Extension, Burst Modes
- ATM Networks
- Internetwork Traffic Management
Subnetting including VLSM and CIDR
ARP, RIP, Distance Vector Routing Protocol
- Transport-Level Traffic Control
Transmission Control Protocol
TCP Congestion Control
Real-Time Transport Protocol
- Frame Relay
ATM and Frame Relay Interfacing
The students are required to write the necessary software to set up the Token Ring card (Initialize, Open, Close, etc.) and also monitor the activities on the Token Ring LAN system. The other laboratory assignments are involved in design and modeling of a medium scale Ethernet system and a Token Bus system, simulating these models and analyzing the results. The results are analyzed for the bottlenecks, system loading, system capacity and throughput.
Use of simulation CAD systems to create related networks.