ELET 3143  with D or better
This is a course in network infrastructure concentrating on switch and router configuration and operation to support both LAN and WAN environments. In addition to the fundamentals of routing protocols, topics will include subnetting, VLSM, EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols, packet monitoring and filtering, VLAN configuration, Network Address Translation (NAT), Wireless LANs, IPv6, Voice over IP and security implementation. The laboratory component is hands-on in a multiple router-multiple switch environment. The completion of laboratory projects will develop the student's professional skills in switch and router configuration and operation. This will lead to further study or employment. A research-based team paper and presentation on future trends in routing and switching will be required as part of this course.