The concepts of decimal, hexadecimal and binary
conversions are important in networking, as many
network addresses uses these techniques. The activities
in this weeks practical are intended to revise the
concept of hexadecimal, decimal and binary conversions.
It also involves a practical worksheet which uses
the ping command, and the determination of the main
networking parameters from a workstation.
Please remember that the module requires around
10 hours study each week (three hours supervised,
and seven hours unsupervised). Thus along with this
supervised work you should also complete the following
In this activity you must convert the bit rate
into an exponent format, and then calculate the
time for a single bit.
Time to complete: Approx 5 minutes
IPCONFIG is one of the most widely used commands
in networking. The following provides an emulator
of some of its functions. Type ?
for help. If your commands do not appear at the
bottom, click on the emulator, and then they should
1. The IP addresses of the new adapters,
and their associated gateway address and subnet
2. The local domain name.
3. The DNS server addresses.
4. The MAC addresses of the network cards.
5. Release the 192.168.0.2 adapter.
6. Renew it.