Tues. Sept. 11 
NO Class! 
Terrorist Disaster Day:
Slipped the first few topics and assignments by a week
We will extend class by 30 minutes each session to catch up.
Tues. Sept. 18 
A.E.: Ch.
1, Ch. 2 and
Supplementary Notes: Information,
Bandwidth and Noise 
Introduction, network design issues; bandwidth; Nyquist & Shannon theorems; baud rate; signaltonoise ratio, decibels and bit errors; Short Class due to Religious Holiday!
Tues. Sept. 25 
Supplementary Notes: Probability 
Homework 1 due; Review of
probability: discrete probability (conditional probability, permutations and
combinations)
Tues. Oct. 2 
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; Elementary
Queuing Theory; statistical multiplexing.
Computer architecture; standards; layered reference model; communication
channels and media;
Tues. Oct. 9 
Homework 3 due; Multiplexers
and switching; Modems, DSL Cable and ISDN; Review for Exam 1.
Tues. Oct. 16 
EXAM 1 (Covers topics from Sept. 11 through Oct. 2); A.E.: Ch. 8 
Ethernet;
Tues. Oct. 23 
Exam 1 reprise; Token ring;
Ethernet/Token Ring comparison; Fast Ethernet.
Tues. Oct. 30 
Homework 4 due; VGAnyLAN; LAN
Switching; Gigabit Ethernet.
Tues. Nov. 6 
Homework 5 due; LAN Interconnect Devices; Wireless LAN; The Internet and TCP/IP.
Tues. Nov. 13 
Homework 6 due; FDDI;
SONET; Review for Exam 2.
Tues. Nov. 20 
EXAM 2 (Covers topics from Oct. 9 through Nov. 6); A.E.: Ch. 18 

Frame Relay;
Tues. Nov. 27 
Exam 2 Reprise; ATM; NOS.
Tues. Dec 4 
Discussion Notes: DoctorD's Home Network, NAT Routers, Dynamic IP, and FTP 
Homework 7 due; Setting up a
home network  Dynamic IP; NAT Router; Web Server; FTP Server. Course Review
Tues. Dec 11 
ALL 
Course Review: Come prepared
to ask questions!
Tues. Dec 18 
FINAL EXAM (Cumulative, Covers all topics from Sept 2 through Dec 20) 