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Topics to be Covered :


Unit I
Requirements,  Networking principles, Network architecture,Network services and Layered architecture, Future
networks (Cable TV, Internet , ATM , Wireless – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cell phone, Wi-Max).



Unit II
Virtual circuits, small size packets , fixed size packets , integrated service, History, Challenges, ATM Network , IP over ATM, Ad-hoc networks Basic concepts, routing protocols.
Wireless networks: Wireless communication basics, wireless network protocols architecture, mobility management. 
Bluetooth (802.15.1),  Optical paths and networks ,  Optical Network: links, WDM system, Wi-Fi (802.11),Optical LANs , WiMAX (802.16) .


Unit III
Control of networks: Objectives , methods of control,  Datagram and ATM ,Circuit Switched networks,
networks, Datagram and ATM networks ,Circuits Switched networks,  Mathematical background for control of networks like .



Unit IV
Advanced Routing – I:
Routing architecture, , IP switching , Routing between peers (BGP) and Multi- Protocol
Label Switching , MPLS Architecture , related protocols, CIDR –Introduction, CIDR addressing, CIDR address blocks and Bit masks Traffic Engineering  , TE with MPLS, NAT and VPN (L2, L3, and Hybrid).



Unit V
Advanced Routing – II:
Voice and Video over IP, RTP, RSVP, QoS , neighbor discovery, auto-configuration,  IPv6: Why IPv6, basic protocol, extensions and options, routing. Changes to other protocols,Support for QoS, security, etc. Application Programming Interface for IPv6.
Mobile IP- characteristics, Mobile IP operation, Security related issues. Mobility in
networks.



Unit VI
DoD Perspective on Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Cluster-Based Networks, DSDV: Routing over a Multihop Wireless Network of Mobile Computers, DSR: Dynamic Source Routing Protocol for
Multihop Wireless Ad Hoc Networks .


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