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University: The Silesian University of Technology
Professor:
PhD Tadeusz Topor-Kaminski 
Department: Institute of Measurement Science, Electronics and Control

 

TEACHING

COURSE NAME: Telecommunication network devices – undergraduate.
FIELD OF STUDY: Electronics and Telecommunications.

COURSE SYLLABUS

1st Semester

An introduction to routing. The construction of the router. Processor and memory of the router. Router operating system - IOS. Router's boot process and. Ports and Interfaces of the router. Routers and network layers. Command line user interface. Creation of routing tables. Basics of routing tables. Routing and switching. Best router and metric. Load spreading in equivalent router. Routing. Static routing. Setting up the router. Testing interfaces. Checking the Ethernet addresses. Analysis of networks directly connected. CDP protocol. Static routes with addressing next hop. Static routes with output interfaces. Summary and default static routes. The management of static router and troubleshooting. Dynamic routing – introduction. Evolution and importance of dynamic routing. Classification of dynamic routing protocols. Distance vector routing protocols. Classless and non-classless routing protocols. Administrative distance. Distance vector technology. Network detection. The maintenance of routing tables. Loop back. RIP and EIGRP protocols. Routing protocols link-state. Link-state routing. SPF algorithm. SPF tree. The implementation of link-state protocol. OSPF protocol. The history of OSPF protocol. The configuration of OSPF. OSPF metric.

Topics for laboratory exercises:

  1. The basics of working with router.
  2. Cisco IOS command line system – the basics.
  3. Static and dynamic routing.
  4. Access control lists – ACL.
  5. The configuration of switches.
  6. The configuration of VTP protocol on switch.
  7. The configuration of VLANs.
  8. The simulation and modeling of computer network equipment in an OPNET Modeler environment, part 1.
  9. The simulation and modeling of computer network equipment in an OPNET Modeler environment, part 2.

2nd Semester

Designing LANs. Switched LAN architecture. Hierarchical network models. Design principles of hierarchical networks. Converged networks. Switches. Introduction to LAN Ethernet/802.3. CSMA/CD. IEEE 802.3 Network design guidelines. Bandwidth. Collision domains. Broadcast domains. Delays in networks. The jamming of networks. Segmentation of LAN. Configuration and management of a switch. Verification of configuration. Configuration of security on switch. Typical attacks threatening network security. Testing tools. VLAN. Introduction to VLAN. Types of VLAN. The benefits of VLAN. Maintaining VLAN using buses. The configuration of VLAN. Solving problems in the VLAN. VTP protocol. Concept of VTP protocols. The configuration of VTP. STP protocol. Introduction to the STP protocol. Spanning tree algorithm. Identity in STP networks. Routing between VLAN. Introduction to routing between VLAN. The configuration of routing between VLAN. Solving problems with routing between VLAN.

Topics for laboratory exercises:

  1. OPNET Modeler – Ethernet.
  2. OPNET Modeler – Switching in LAN.
  3. OPNET Modeler – Design of a LAN.
  4. OPNET Modeler – RIP.
  5. OPNET Modeler – OSPF.
  6. OPNET Modeler – TCP
  7. OPNET Modeler – Queuing in computer networks.
  8. OPNET Modeler – RSVP.
  9. OPNET Modeler – Simulation of wireless networks.

COURSE NAME: Computer network – undergraduate.
FIELD OF STUDY: Computer Science.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Computer network components. TCP/IP stack and TCP/IP applications. Network mathematics. Basic information about computer networks. The basics of computer networks and terminology. Repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches and routers. Ethernet frames and addressing. WAN. MAN and SAN. Virtual private networks. Network topologies. Bus topology, star topology, ring topology and mesh topology. Bandwidth. Throughput and Bandwidth. Calculation of the time needed to transmit data. Network models. OSI model. Layers and functions of OSI model. TCP/IP model. Encapsulation. De-encapsulation. Network carriers / media. Copper media. Popular cables used in LAN. Coaxial cable. STP and UTP cables. Fiber media. Wireless media. Introduction to Ethernet. Ethernet history. IEEE standards and OSI model. IEEE 802.3. standards. IEEE 802.2. standards. LLC. Frames in Ethernet networks. Structure of IEEE 802.3 frame. DIX and IEEE frames. MAC address structure. LLC and SNAP. The basics of Ethernet. CSMA/CD. Full duplex, half-duplex and collision domains. Auto negotiation of duplex and the speed of the link. Deterministic and non-deterministic access to media. TCP/IP – medium access control layer. TCP/IP – internet layer. IP routing. IP packets. The usage of IP addresses in IP routing. TCP/IP – transport layer. TCP/IP – application layer. Picture of TCP/IP and OSI network models. IP addressing. Basic information about IP address. Address assignment and classes of addresses. The defining of IP network class A, B and C. IP address structure analysis. IPv4 address space. The basics of sub-net division. NAT and private IP networks. IPv6. Static configuration of IP address. Dynamic configuration of IP addresses using DHCP. The use of ARP protocol in LAN. More about routing. IP routing using layer 2 protocols. Routing protocols. The characteristics of routing protocols.

Topics for laboratory exercises:

  1. The basics of working with a router.
  2. Cisco IOS command line system – the basics.
  3. Static and dynamic routing.
  4. Access control lists – ACL.
  5. The configuration of switches.
  6. The configuration of VTP protocol on switch.
  7. The configuration of VLANs.
  8. The simulation and modeling of computer network equipment in an OPNET Modeler environment, part 1.
  9. The simulation and modeling of computer network equipment in an OPNET Modeler environment, part 2.

COURSE NAME: Diagnostics of information wide-area networks – graduate.
FIELD OF STUDY: Electronics and Telecommunications.

COURSE SYLLABUS

The Open Systems Interconnection Basic Reference Model (OSI Reference Model or OSI Model). Layers identification of problems. Protocol analyzer. Protocol analyzer basic functions. Packet filtering and partitioning. Performance and modernization analysis. The analysis of complex LAN and Wan networks. Remote analysis. Cable testing. Damage and the methods of it's detection. Network management. Network management infrastructure. Network management Internet model. System management interrupt: SMI. Management information base: MIB. SNMP protocol. Dedicated cable testers. Ethernet cable analysis. Data Link Layer problem solving. IEEE addressing MAC layer. The principles of operating Hubs and switches. Exemplary analysis of switched networks. The analysis of Ethernet network errors. Network Layer problem solving. Network Layer protocols. IP protocol. ICMP packet format. Transport Layer problem solving. UDP and TCP protocols. Session Layer problem solving. DNS. NetBIOS protocol. Presentation and Application Layer problem solving. DHCP protocol. FTP protocol. HTTP protocol. The analysis of selected incorrectness of Presentation and Application Layers. Network bandwidth. LAN and WAN delay source.

 

RESEARCH

OPNET Modeler simulation environment allows us to carry out a series of studies on transmission in computer networks and distributed measurement systems using the Ethernet network architecture. The designed network protocol which was used, examined the effect of the quality of transmission, delays and the number of lost packets during transmission.
With OPNET Modeler we also designed a wireless network based on the ZigBee standard, allowing the testing of transmission delays, and network throughput in different configurations and using different hardware configurations.

 

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