Computer Networks Lecture 1: Introduction to Computer Networks and Internet
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Computer Networks Lecture 1: Introduction to Computer Networks and Internet

Test your knowledge on the fundamentals of computer networks and the Internet with this quiz based on the lecture by Dr. Dina Fawzy. The content is aligned with Chapter 1 of the book 'Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach' by Jim Kurose and Keith Ross.

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What is the primary focus of Chapter 1 in the book 'Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach'?

Introduction to computer networks and Internet

Which part of a computer network is responsible for hosts, access networks, and physical media?

Network Edge

What are the two types of switching used in the Internet structure?

Packet switching and circuit switching

What are the three performance metrics of a computer network mentioned in the lecture agenda?

<p>Throughput, jitter, packet loss</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the information provided, what is the Internet primarily considered as?

<p>A network of networks</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where can one find details about the Internet history and future according to the mentioned resources?

<p>Lecture Agenda: Introduction to the Internet what’s a protocol. Internet History Internet Future Access Networks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the Internet?

<p>A computer network that interconnects billions of computing devices worldwide</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a component of the Internet?

<p>Operating systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are traditional computing devices connected to the Internet?

<p>Desktop PCs and Linux workstations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of a packet switch?

<p>To forward packets between different networks</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of communication link is made up of copper wire, optical fiber, and radio spectrum?

<p>Both wired and wireless communication links</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does WAN stand for in the context of networking?

<p>Wide Area Network</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of a router in a network?

<p>To forward packets between different networks</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which term refers to computing devices or hosts at the network edges?

<p>End systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of Chapter 2 in the book 'Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach'?

<p>Application Layer</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of communication link is made up of copper wire, optical fiber, and radio spectrum?

<p>Wireless link</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does WAN stand for in the context of networking?

<p>Wide Area Network</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of a router in a network?

<p>Transmits data between access networks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two types of switching used in the Internet structure?

<p>Packet switching and Circuit switching</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which term refers to computing devices or hosts at the network edges?

<p>Network edge</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of network is the Internet?

<p>Wide Area Network (WAN)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are non-traditional devices connected to the Internet commonly referred to as?

<p>Internet of Things (IoT) devices</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the transmission rate of a link measured in?

<p>Bits/second</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of physical media is NOT mentioned in the text as part of communication links?

<p>Bluetooth</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of switch is typically used for forwarding packets between different networks?

<p>Router</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are data segments sent from one end system to another?

<p>As packets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of a packet switch in a computer network?

<p>Forward data packets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the interconnected routers/switches and network of networks collectively referred to as?

<p>Network core</p> Signup and view all the answers

"Internet things" that are being connected to the Internet include which of the following?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

  • The Internet is a global computer network connecting billions of devices.
  • It's a Wide Area Network (WAN), interlinking hosts, access networks, physical media, packet/circuit switching, network core, protocols, applications, and hardware/software.
  • Computing devices include traditional PCs and servers, as well as non-traditional "Internet things" like smartphones, cars, and appliances.
  • Any device with a microprocessor is a host or end system.
  • Communication links join end systems; they use various physical media like copper, fiber, radio, and satellite, with varying transmission rates.
  • Packet switches forward data packets to their destination; common types are routers and link-layer switches.
  • The Internet has evolved from a research project to a global infrastructure, with ongoing advancements.
  • Internet access networks include global ISPs, home networks, and institutional/regional ISPs.
  • End systems send data in packets, which are reassembled at the destination.
  • Network core consists of interconnected routers and switches, forwarding packets between networks.
  • Protocols govern how devices communicate, while applications provide specific services to users.
  • End systems segment data into packets, adding headers for transmission and reassembly at the destination.
  • Packet switches forward packets to their next hop based on routing information.
  • Routers connect different networks and use routing algorithms to determine best paths for packets.
  • Link-layer switches operate within a single network, forwarding packets based on MAC addresses.
  • The Internet's structure includes multiple layers, including application, transport, network, and link layers.
  • Performance issues include packet loss, delay, and throughput, which impact network efficiency.
  • Security models and services protect data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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