Networking is a big domain under computer science and engineering. There are several streams and area of specializations under computer network in which students shall have their own choices for their future career. The course contents of computer network under bachelor degree level is very basics. It simply provides the overall theoretical knowledge on communication standards, protocols and network programming. Students have to learn about lots of new terms and technologies in computer network making this a bit hard to grab the knowledge the sufficient knowledge on computer. Hence, sufficient practical activities and tutorial practices are required under this subject to verify the concepts and strengthen the practical knowledge that shall be directly implemented in the real industries after graduation.
This lab manual on computer network is an attempt of my twelve+ years of experiences in teaching this subject. It helps course instructor for smooth lesson planning of his/her teaching and students to have more clarification on the theoretical knowledge achieved during the class hours. Students are instructed to do the lab tutorial step by step as an example first and then do given task after getting the practical concepts on each lab. This reduces the confusion for both instructor and students about what to do next in the lab.