Practical Course Networking Lab (Summer 2024)

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This course offers students a hands-on approach to computer networking. The students are given practical tasks from the area of computer networks which they have to solve in a small team. The course aims to familiarize the students with practical issues of computer network setup, configuration, operation and maintenance.


Workload/ECTS Credits: 5 ECTS
Module: B.Inf.802/803/804: Fachpraktikum I/II/III
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu
Teaching assistant: Xie Jin []
Time: from 17.04.2024, 3 hours per week
Place: IFI 3.116


The open session of the course will take place on IFI 3.116. We will present the equipment in the lab, the experiments, the reports and the credits.


This course requires fair overall knowledge of networking protocols. The exercises will be done using the Linux operating system and Cisco routers.

It is recommended to have attended the following courses prior to taking this one:

  • Computer Networks

Organization and Examination

Lab teams

Every team consists of no more than 2 students.

Weekly exercises and written reports

The course consists of weekly exercises related to computer networks. Each team is expected to complete those exercises and compile a short written report every week.

Passing requirements

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  • Complete all the labs and submit the lab report on time. For a report to be acceptable, a reasonably complete answer to each question is expected.
  • Participate in a final personal-meeting/feedback-round with Professor at the end of the semester.

Lab Slots

Each team has one weekday reserved, for ten weeks, from 17.04.2024 onwards. To reserve the timeslot, please send an email to Jin Xie "" with the preferred day and the name, student number and email address.

Summer 2024
Timeslot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Lab Slots during the semester break

This semester, we will have the block courses at the end of the semester.

Course Materials

You find all the relevant course material in the Networking Lab.

One recommend textbook Mastering Networks: An Internet Lab Manual Recommend website "Cisco and Linux study guides"