8  Activities

Activity: Tablets of stone – network communication protocols

Complete the classroom activity provided in the activity book, Tablets of Stone [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which simulates a network distributing messages. It explores how information is added to messages to ensure they are sent to the correct recipient, and looks at how this makes up a protocol.

Activity: Setting up the home network, IP and packet switching (Packet Tracer)

For most of us, internet connectivity starts in the home or school. This Packet Tracer lab is in several parts and explores IP addressing and packet switching in turn.

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7  Data networks and packet switching

9  Additional resources