Communication Networks 2

(Kommunikationsnetze 2)


Lecturer: Dr. Roland Schingnitz
Main lecturer:
Dr. Roland Schingnitz
Assistant: M.Sc. Sebastian Itting
M.Sc. Sebastian Itting



The exam will take place on 05.08. and 09.08. in BAR I/53:
Exam Schedule can be found here


This course provides consolidated knowledge on basic principles of communication systems, protocols and technologies. Students should be enabled to understand those systems, to estimate trends of development, evaluate systems regarding special criteria and derive decisions for application. After a short introduction and revision of substantial basics, the course focuses on currently deployed integrated packet networks. Furthermore advanced principles and technologies will be observed. The exercises will be used for consolidation of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice in using evaluation tools and network programming.

Language of lecture: German
Optional course, 8th semester
lecture/exercise/lab: 2/1/0
This course is offered only in Summer Semester

Course Material

provided: here

Course Schedule

Starting date: 02.04.2019
Lectures: Tuesday 13:00 – 14.30    Room: BAR 188; from 29.4.2019: GOE 229
Exercises: Thursday (odd weeks) 13:00 – 14:30    Room: BAR 213

2.Apr.2019L1BAR I/88Course Organisation, Intro, Basics/Revision
High Speed Internet
9.Apr.2019L2BAR I/88Basics/Revision
(Ethernet, CSMA/CD)
11.Apr.2019E1BAR 213Basics/Revision
Network Technologies
16.Apr.2019L3BAR I/88Basics/Revision
IP Routing
23.Apr.2019L4BAR I/88Basics/Revision
Routing Algorithms
25.Apr.2019E2BAR 213Layer 3 - IP-Routing
26.Apr.2019 (Friday!!!)L5BAR 213Layer 4 - TCP
Main principles
30.Apr.2019L6BAR I/88Layer 4 - TCP Advanced Variants, QUIC
3.May.2019 (Friday!!!)L7BAR 213Mobile Networking
7.May.2019Traffic TheoryGOE 229 (findet statt!)
Raum ist freigegeben!
Traffic Theory
9.May.2019E3BAR I/53Lab 1 on Networking tools (arp, icmp, dhcp,
traceroute, nslookup, iperf, wireshark)
14.May.2019Traffic TheoryGOE 229 (findet statt!)
Raum ist freigegeben!
Traffic Theory
21.May.2019L8GOE 229Mobile Networking
23.May.2019E4 (Lab)BAR I/53Lab 2 on Networking tools, IP, TCP, UDP
28.May.2019L9GOE 229Multimedia Networking
4.Jun.2019L10GOE 229Multipath TCP
6.Jun.2019E5BAR 213IP/TCP, Routing
18.Jun.2019L11GOE 229SDN / Mininet
20.Jun.2019E6 / LabBAR I/53Lab 3 on Multipath TCP
25.Jun.2019L12GOE 229SDN /NFV
2.Jul.2019L13GOE 229Network Security
4.Jul.2019E7 BAR I/53
(Findet statt!!!)
Lab 4 on SDN / Mininet
9.Jul.2019L14/E8BAR I/53 (!!!)Mininet/Security

Module Number

ET-12 10 05


oral (30 min)

Recommended literature

Tanenbaum, A.S.; Wetherall, D.J.: COMPUTER NETWORKS, 5th Edition, 2013, Pearson Education

Kurose, J.F.; Ross, K.W.: COMPUTER NETWORKING – A Top-Down Approach, 7th Edition, 2017, Add.-Wesley, Pearson