Course Outline


This course is a lab. The goal of the course is to reinforce some of the networking concepts that were taught in any introductory networking course. The lab is structured around exercises that highlight topics such as addressing, subnetting, bridging, ARP, routing (RIP, OSPF), TCP, ICMP, NAT, DHCP, DNS, etc. The course consists of 10 weeks of networking labs. In lab quizes are used to evaluate the students’ understanding of the material and ensure that students have attempted the lab exercises in the class handouts. Students are required to review introductory networking material for each lab. 


Prerequisites: Introduction to Networking Course (a strict requirement!)


Class Notes: Available on the web (see below)

Software: Available with online downloads (GNS3, VirtualBox, Wireshark, Lubuntu).

Labs: Available on the web (see below)


Class Time: Tues:  6:00pm – 8:50pm

Class Room:  ICS 174


Lab Room: CS 364 open lab, 183 and 189 open  6-9 TTh


TA: Yathish Gangolli,

Reader: YunHo Huh,

TA Office and Office Hours: DBH 3219 T 12noon - 2pm, Th 1 - 3pm


My coordinates: DBH 3216,

My office hours: Friday 12noon - 1pm


Course Requirements:  2 In Lab Quizes (25%, 35%), Final (40%), Piazza Participation Extra Credit (5%)

Course Overview


Lab Set UpCommuications Example, Communications Model, IP Addressing

Data Link Layer, ARP
IP Overview, IP Control Protocol (ICMP), IP Forwarding
UDP, TCP Part 1, TCP Part 2
LAN Switching
Domain Name Server