S-38.2188 Communication Networks

Period III; 2006



The objective of the course is to ensure that students have a good basic knowledge of computer networks, specifically IP networks. Additionally, students will learn how to simulate simple networks using the ns2 simulator tool.


Lectures held mondays 12-14 and thursdays 12-14 in S4

Day Topic Slides Lecturer
19.1. Introduction slides1 Jörg Ott
23.1. Link layer review and LAN technologies slides2 Jörg Ott
26.1. Interconnecting networks slides3 Jörg Ott
30.1. Routing in the internet slides4 Jörg Ott
2.2. IPv6 and Multicast slides5 Jörg Ott
6.2. Quality of Service (QoS) in the internet slides6 Pasi Lassila
9.2. Transport layer in internet slides7 Pasi Lassila
13.2. TCP congestion control slides8Jörg Ott
16.2. Name service (DNS), network management slides9 slides10 Jouni Karvo
20.2. Mobility slides11 Jouni Karvo
23.2. Security slides12 Jouni Karvo
27.2. Applications slides13 Jouni Karvo
7.3. exam 

Passing the course

For successfully passing the course you need to


See the exercise page for more information about the project work.

Prerequisites and correspondence

The course prerequisite is one of the following courses

The course corresponds to the courses T-110.350 Computer Networks or T-110.4100 Computer Networks. Please take only one of these.

Course material

The course book
James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross: Computer networking - A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, 3rd ed., Addison Wesley, 2005.

The previous course book (Peterson & Davie: Computer Networks - A Systems Approach, 2nd or 3rd edition) can also be used, but it is not recommended.

Other material
Lecture slides are delivered as a compendium via Edita and are also available electronically in the web page
NOTE! Printing the material on the university's printers is strictly forbidden!


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