• Course Code: COMP458
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab)
  • Course Type: Computer Engineering Core Courses (CECC)

Course Description

The OSI Model. Data link layer. Frame format: character stuffing, bit stuffing. Error control. Automatic-repeat request and sliding-window protocols. Data-link protocols: HDLC, BSC, PPP. The MAC sublayer. Local area networks: Ethernet, token ring and FDDI, wireless LANs. Circuit switching versus packet switching. Routing algorithms. Pre-req.: COMP 333.