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3-Network Architecture

Course Code :1507FTINWA
Study domain:Electronics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student has passed 2-Computer Networks (1504FTICPN)
Contact hours:48
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Guido Van Landeghem
Abdil Kaya

3. Course contents *


1. The theoretical concepts in the physical layer regarding frequency spectra of signals on transmission media are discussed. This leads to synchronization mechanisms and error checks that apply in standards such as Ethernet, RS485, ... up to telephony access networks.
2. The information flows on the physical layer are now subjected to transparency and error & flowcontrol solutions by the data link layer. In the practical standards like ethernet, medium access principles like CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA, token passing,... are treated.
3. At the third level(networklevel), local networks are linked to the Internet with the resulting addressing conditions and routing mechanisms.


In the lab students will set up a server network based on a fictitious company. We make use of the most popular operating systems.