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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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Session 11: Network principles

From your earlier work on domestic networks you should already have a broad understanding about how data is transmitted across networks and the role of IP addresses and subnet masks. In this session you will be revising and deepening your existing knowledge on these topics.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • explain the need for encapsulation of IP data
  • understand the relationship between the TCP/IP protocol suite and the Open Systems Interconnection model
  • configure and test a simple network using PT Anywhere
  • appreciate the need for IPv6 addressing and identify some of its main characteristics.