Course Number
Primary Program
Computer Science
Course Format

This course provides a detailed examination of wired and wireless local and metropolitan area network (LAN and MAN) technologies, protocols, and the methods used for implementing LAN- and MAN-based enterprise intranets. The structure and operation of the IEEE 802 media access control (MAC) and physical layer protocols are examined in detail. The 802.2 logical link control, 802.3/Ethernet, 802.4 token bus, and 802.5 token ring protocols are analyzed, and the construction of LAN-based enterprise intranets is examined through a detailed analysis of bridging, routing, and switching techniques. The high-speed wired LAN technologies are discussed through an examination of Fast Ethernet, 100VG AnyLAN, Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, 40-100 Gigabit Ethernet. and Link Aggregation. The high-speed wired MAN protocols are discussed through an examination of the 802.6 DQDB and 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring protocols. The wireless LAN, PAN, and MAN standards are examined. The 802.11 Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, and draft Wi-Fi 7 LAN standards are analyzed. The 802.15.1 Bluetooth and the 802.15.4 ZigBee PAN standards are discussed in detail. Finally, the 802.16 WiMAX and the 802.11s mesh MAN standards are examined. Topics include Manchester and Differential Manchester encoding techniques; bus, star, and ring topologies; optical fiber, coaxial cable, and UTP media; baseband, broadband, and carrierband bus networks; hubs, switched LANs, and full duplex LANs; CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA media access techniques; transparent and source routing bridges, BPDUs, spanning tree protocol, RSTP, and MSTP protocols; VLANs, QinQ, and VXLANs; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth security schemes; WiMAX OFDMA and MIMO multi-access schemes; and 802.11s mesh path discovery.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.605.202 Data Structures; EN.605.671 Principles of Data Communications Networks or EN.635.611 Principles of Network Engineering.

Course Offerings

There are no sections currently offered, however you can view a sample syllabus from a prior section of this course.