The activities in this week are simple ones so
that everyone understands the operation of the practical
session, and to test the operation of the end-of-practical
Activity 1: Layer terms
Time to complete: Approx 5 minutes
In this activity you should drag the term used
in the red boxes at the bottom of the exercise,
and place it in correct layer of the OSI model.
Practice the exercise, and determine your lowest
time to complete the exercise.
In this activity you must pick up the network protocols
which are defined in the brown boxes, and place
them in the correct layer of the OSI model. Practice
the exercise, and determine your lowest time
to complete the exercise
1.1 Search for information on the EaStMAN network
and determine the following:
The EaStMAN network around Edinburgh and Stirling
is an excellent example of a Wide Area Network (WAN),
and connects many of the universities around Edinburgh.
Its basic layout is:
(a) The institutions that connect to it.
(b) The Napier campuses which connect to it.
(c) The data rate of the inner core of the network.
(d) Outline the networking components used.
1.2 For the following networks, determine
the academic institutions that connect to them:
FaT MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)
South Wales MAN
Net North MAN
1.3 Identify other MANs which are used to connect
universities in the UK to the SuperJANET network:
1.4 Which city in the USA does the SuperJANET
network connect to:
the bit rate for an OC-12 network connection:
the Cable and Wireless backbone network, there
are three main routes through the USA. One
is in the north, one is in the middle, and
one is in the south. Identify the key cities
with which this network backbone connects
which cities on the Cable and Wireless backbone
network, do external connections from USA
go from, and where to they connect? Also which
are the main cities around the world which
are used for the Cable and Wireless global
is a networking technology that typically
runs at 10Mbps or 100Mbps. What is the newest
standard data rate for Ethernet, and which
companies have products for it?
is the fastest rate that data has ever been
Activity 4: On-line test
The following test is just-a-bit of fun, and should
not be taken too seriously. Its main purpose is
for you to use the on-line testing system, and for
the teaching staff to test its operation.