Tag Archives: OSI

Planning and cabling the network

Overview In our previous chapters, we have looked at the OSI and TCP/IP models in detail and explained how they aid in communication. All these concepts lead up to this chapter and beyond. In this chapter, we will learn how to plan our networks and look at the various cabling options to use in our […]

Data link layer, Ethernet and physical layer

Overview In the previous chapters, we learnt about the application layer and transport layer port communication, we also looked at the network layer and IPv4 addressing for remote delivery of packets. In this chapter we look at the data link layer and discuss how it prepares packets for transport over different types of media and […]

Addressing in ipv4 – part 2

Welcome to part 2 of addressing in ipv4. In part 1 we looked at how IP addresses are assigned in ipv4. We looked at the various types of ipv4 addresses and we also did basic subnetting. In part 2, we will continue subnetting and introduce a few more concepts. Classful addressing in ipv4 When IPv4 […]

Application layer

Overview As I am sure, most of you use the internet in a number of ways; be it browsing the web, downloading movies, financial transactions, blogging, IM messaging among others. We are most likely oblivious of what it is that makes this communication possible. In this chapter, we will look at the first layer of […]

TCP/IP and the OSI Model

Overview In the previous chapter we were introduced to computer networks and we got to know their importance in everyday lives. In this chapter, we will look at the layered models that are used in communication over networks. We will discuss the TCP/ip model and the OSI model to better understand how communication works. This […]