Introduction to computer communication networks and layered architecture overview. Packet switching and Fast packet switching.;Point to Point Protocols and links: ARQ retransmission strategies. Selective repeat ARQ. Framing and standard Data Link Control protocol-HDLC, SDLC, LAPD. Queuing models in communication networks.;Multiaccess Communication and multiple access protocols:.;ALOHA, slotted ALOHA, CSMA, CSMD/CD. Performance modelling and analysis.;Local Area Networks: Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI. Design and analysis.;Internetworking issues: Bridges, Routers and Switched networks. Routing and Flow Control algorithms in data networks.;Broadband Networks: ATM, Frame relay and Gigabit Ethernet. Traffic Management in ATM networks.
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