Students will explain, in detail, how data is transferred to and from an Internet-enable device at their home to towson.edu. The project requires each student to detail protocols, media, optimization schemes, software, and hardware on both the home device and [url removed, login to view] that produce a smooth exchange of information.
Consider the following graphic from Module 2 - [url removed, login to view] (slide 30) TCP IP Example with a [url removed, login to view]
For your project, you should create the graphic (TCP IP Example) using the OSI Reference Model. The diagram should identify the protocol used at each layer of the OSI model on both the transmitting (you) and receiving end ([url removed, login to view]). Instead of Network 1 and Network 2, you should create a separate diagram to illustrate each "node" (appliance/router/satelite/microwave/switch) during the request. This second diagram should illustrate what physical items (nodes) were instrumental in assisting your request. Please use the results of tracert/traceroute to support the nodes in your diagram. You will most likely need to assume and make educated guesses to determine what nodes were utilized.
For this project, you must consider all of the following.
A diagram of the OSI model and the utilized protocols to handle the request from your internet-enabled device to [url removed, login to view] (4 pts)
Include all of the communications protocols used in the process
A diagram of the nodes used to coordinating your request to the destination ([url removed, login to view]) (3 pts)
Explain the various communications signals (digital/analog) and media (guided/unguided) used in the process in your writeup
List the multiplexing and modulation techniques (2 pts)
Realize that natively, some media/signals utilize multiplexing/modulation
This should be included in your write-up - Example: Ethernet and WiFi perform....????... type of multiplexing/modulation
List all of the hardware/software used to perform the task (2 pts) which should support your node diagram
The following commands may be helpful: ping, nslookup, whois, tracecrt/traceroute
Use tracert or traceroute to determine the most likely path to [url removed, login to view]
If using the iPhone consider the Ping - Manage Engine [[url removed, login to view]]
Identify two nodes in the explained process for your scenario, outline an improvement implemented in each and the impact to the communication. (5 pts)
The submission must be at least 6 pages double-space, at least 3000 words, and include all of the above information and the following:
Network Diagram using Visio (FREE under Dreamspark - [url removed, login to view]) or GNS 3 (FREE - [url removed, login to view])
OSI model applied to the protocols used in the processing of information transmission
Every page under 6 will be a 10 point deduction up to 15 points - Max 2.5 pages of visuals
There is a 3000 word minimum so explain all diagrams, lists, and nodes thoroughly- (2500 - 2999 words [-5], 2000-2499 words [-10], <2000 words [-15]
Deadline is December 11, 2016 6 pm (Eastern Time Zone UTC – 05:00)