LAN networks

Quadrimestre 3 -

General course description

Study of the various types of local networks and implementation of a local network in the lab with the Windows operating system.

Learning basic skills

The following first-year courses:

  • Introduction to networks and telecommunications
  • Communications models and protocols

Course Aims

  • Lecture classes: presentation of various local network architectures and various types of interconnection
  • Lab: setting up a local network and interconnection of several sub-networks.

Course Outline

Lecture Classes: theory

  • structure of a network
  • types of networks
  • transmission techniques
  • topology
  • standards and local networks: Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI
  • connector technology in a Local Area Network (LAN)
  • interconnection of local networks
  • other fast local networks

Lab sessions:

  • Connector technology
    • Cabling and 1 physical layer
    • Equipment: network card, UTP cable, coaxial cable, hub, BNC, T, plug
    • Types: 10Base2, 10Base5, 10BaseT, etc.
  • Addressing on the Internet :
    • Sharing and exchanging data within a local network
    • Various types of addressing within the same local network
    • Insertion of network cards and of an addressing plan
  • sub-networks
  • standard resolution methods
  • TCP/IP user instructions provided by Windows NT
  • setting up of a local network and inter-networks with TCP/IP routing


  • ESI course book
  • Philippe Mathon, Windows 2000 : implémentation d'une infrastructure réseau MCSE 70-216, ENI-Éditions
  • José Dordoigne, TCP/IP sous Windows NT 4 MCSE 70-059, ENI-Éditions
  • Guy Pujolle, Les réseaux, Eyrolles (1998 )
  • Guy Montagnier, Pratique des réseaux d'entreprise, Eyrolles (1998)
  • Andrew Tanenbaum, Réseaux, Prentice Hall - InterEditions (3ème édition, 1997)