Computer Networks (Winter 2016/2017)

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Workload/ECTS Credits: 120h, 4 ECTS (old PO), 5 ECTS (new PO)
Module: B.Inf.902: Telematik (old), B.Inf.1204.Telematik/Computernetzwerke (new)
Lecturer: Prof. Xiaoming Fu
Teaching assistant: Osamah Barakat, MSc.
Time: Lecture: Thursday, 10am-12pm, Exercise: Thursday, 12pm-1pm
Place: Mikrobiologie-Hörsaalgebäude - MN06 Google Maps
UniVZ Link


Grades should be available in FlexNow soon.


Examination insight will be given on Monday, April 11, 12pm - 2pm in Room IFI 3.009

Course description

Principles and basic understanding of computer networking, with an emphasis on the Internet. Topics include: the concepts and components of computer networks, packet switching, layered architectures, TCP/IP, error control, window flow control, local area networks, network layer and mobility, transport layer and congestion control, Quality of Service and multimedia networking, network management and security, and an introduction to current research topics. After this course students should have general knowledge on basic concepts of networking, how the Internet works and basic network programming.

Preliminary Schedule

Date Topic Slides Excercises Excercise notes
20.10.2016 Introduction & Layering pdf pdf pdf
27.10.2016 Link Layer I pdf pdf pdf
03.11.2016 Link Layer II pdf pdf pdf
10.11.2016 Network Layer I pdf pdf Updated! pdf
17.11.2016 Network Layer II pdf pdf pdf
24.11.2016 Network Layer III pdf pdf pdf
01.12.2016 Transport Layer I pdf pdf pdf
08.12.2016 Transport Layer II pdf pdf pdf
15.12.2016 Networked Multimedia pdf pdf pdf
22.12.2016 Quality of Service [pdf] pdf pdf
12.01.2017 Network Security I pdf pdf pdf
19.01.2017 Network Security II pdf pdf pdf
26.01.2017 Exercise 12 and Q&A session
13.02.2017 Written Examination 2-4pm in Room GZG - MN08

Old exam sheets

The following old exam sheets are provided for self-study purposes. They will not be discusses during an exercise session, nor will we provide answer sheets. However, you can email questions regarding a particular exercise to the TA's to be considered during the Q&A session at the end of the semester.


Additional References

Other Resources

  • Movie: "Warriors of the Net" [1]


  • Computer Science I, II; basic familiarity with UNIX and C.