Local Area Networks

Course Description

Definition of a local area network. Protocol architecture and LAN topologies. Multiple mediumaccessinlocalareanetworks.Multipleaccesscontrol.Standardsofphysicallayerin local area networks. Networking devices in LAN. LAN internetworking. Virtual LANs. Security in local area networks. Local area network management. LAN performance. Internetworking between LANs and public networks. Software-Defined Networking. WLAN planning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. define the basic concepts of LANs
  2. estimate the important parameters of local area networks (LANs
  3. solve the problem in LANs
  4. categorize existing ideas and give a new solutio
  5. compare of quality of solutions
  6. Create simple wireless LAN.

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are held weekly (2 hours).


Laboratory exercises are performed in three periods. Lab. exercises: 1. Linux OS - networking 2. Virtual LANs (VLANs) - Cisco tool Packet Tracer 3. Wireless LANs (WLANs)

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 32 % 25 % 32 % 25 %
Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 25 %


Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to Local Area Networks (LANs)
  2. Data Link Layer (DLL); Logical Link Control (LLC) sublayer
  3. Data Link Layer (DLL); Medium Access Control (MAC) sublayer
  4. 100 Mbit Ethernet (100-BASE)
  5. 1 Gbit and 10 Gbit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.2ae)
  6. Connecting LANs
  7. Switches (switching and routing)
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  10. Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  11. Wireless LANs (WLANs)
  12. Wireless LANs (WLANs)
  13. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  14. Software-Defined Networks (SDN)
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER3-EN] Computing - study
Elective Courses (6. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Elective Courses (6. semester)


(.), M.S. Gast, 802.11 Wireless Networks, O'Reilly, 2005.,
(.), B. Hartpence, Packet Guide to Routing and Switching, O'Reilly,2011.,
(.), C.E. Spurgeon, J. Zimmerman, Ethernet - The Definitive Guide, O'Reilly,2014.,

For students


ID 223356
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

85 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
40 Acceptable