Cables and Protocols

Aims:

  • To review network cable types
  • To review some network protocols

Resources:

  • Access to Lecture notes
  • Access to internet search engine (eg google search for "UTP cable pinouts" or "TIA 568")

Exercises:

Network Cable Types

  1. Write short notes on different cable types that can be used for a network, with emphasis on the differences between each.
  2. List the different categories of cables that are specified (mainly for UTP cables), their data rates and uses.
  3. construct a wiring diagram for UTP cables (using this template) that can be used to:
    1. connect two dissimilar devices (eg a PC NIC and a hub)
    2. connect two similar devices (eg a hub to a hub, or a PC NIC to another NIC)

Network Protocols

  1. Write short notes on the following
    1. TCP/UDP
    2. IP
    3. IPX
    4. NetBEUI
    5. Ethernet
    6. Token Ring
    7. ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
    8. NCP
    9. SMB
    10. NetBIOS