SW345 Class Schedule - Fall 2004

Mon. Sep. 13

PD.: Intro (ch.1), pt-pt (2.1-2.2), Switching (3.1-3.2) and Supplementary Notes: Information, Bandwidth and Noise

Network design issues; layered reference model; bandwidth; Nyquist & Shannon theorems; baud rate; signal-to-noise ratio and decibels; modems and modulation; satellites; optical fibers; (Differential) Manchester encoding; 4B/5B encoding; baseband/broadband signaling; multiplexing/concentrating.

Mon. Sep. 20

Supplementary Notes: Probability

Homework 1 due; Review of probability: discrete probability (conditional probability, permutations and combinations)

Mon. Sep. 27

Supplementary Notes: Probability, Queuing Theory, Queuing Example: A Print Server;

Homework 2 due; Review of probability (continued): (continuous probability: Poisson distributed events and the Exponential distribution – read only); bit/frame error rate; Introduction to Queuing Theory

Mon. Oct. 4

PD.: pt-pt (2.3-2.4),Switching (3.3-3.4)

Homework 3 due; Bit/character stuffing; error detection/correction; RS232C standard; asynchronous/BISYNC formats; Centronics interface;

Mon. Oct. 11

PD.: pt-pt (2.5)

Point-to-point data link protocols- stop & wait, sliding window;
Review for Exam 1 (Tanenbaum: Chapters 1-4).

Mon. Oct. 18

EXAM 1 (Covers topics from Sep. 13 through Oct. 4); Shared Media Access (2.6)

Broadcast networks; carrier sense (CSMA) network protocols

Mon. Oct. 25

PD.: Shared Media Access (2.7-2.10)

Exam 1 reprise; Token rings; Wireless; NICs

 Mon. Nov. 1

PD.: Switching (3.1), Routing (4.2)

Homework 4 due; Packet/circuit switching; virtual circuits vs. datagrams; Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm; routing tables and algorithms;

Mon. Nov. 8

PD.: Switching (3.2, 3.3, 3.5), Router (3.4)

Homework 5 due; Bridges; spanning trees; sink trees; Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM); Review for Exam 2

Mon. Nov. 15

PD.: IP (4.1, 4.3.1,4.3.5, 4.6)

EXAM 2 (Covers topics from Oct. 11 through Nov. 8);
DNS, UDP, TCP, sockets


Mon. Nov. 22

PD.:TCP (5.1-5.5)

Exam 2 Reprise; UDP; TCP; RPC; Performance 

Mon. Nov. 29

PD.: Multimedia (7.1-7.3), DNS (9.1),Applications (9.2 - PDF Tanenbaum c. 7)


Homework 6 due; Multimedia; DNS; HTML; FTP; Mail


Mon. Dec. 6

Discussion Notes: DoctorD's Home NetworkNAT Routers, Dynamic IP, and FTP, Linksys Router

Homework 7 due; Setting up a home network - Dynamic IP; NAT Router; Web Server; FTP Server; Mail Server;

Mon. Dec. 13


Course Review: Come prepared to ask questions!

Mon. Dec. 20

FINAL EXAM (Cumulative, Covers all topics from Sep. 13 through Dec. 6)

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