ECE 436 - Computer Communication Networks II

Description:  Credit 3U/4G. Explores integrated network architecture of service, control signaling and management, examples of high-speed LAN/WAN, next generation Internet and mobile wireless network.

Prerequisite:  ECE 333

Textbooks:  A.S. Tanebaum, "Computer Networks," Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall (1996, 3rd ed.)


  • NJ: Prentice Hall (2000, 6th ed.)
  • Douglas E. Comer, "Computer Networks and Internets," NJ: Prentice Hall (1999, 2nd ed.)
Provided: Selected Journal/Magazine Papers & Handouts


  • Overview of Transport, Network and Lower Layers 
  • Higher Layers, Web/HTML/HTTP, E-mail & Directory System 
  • Signaling Network, SS7, Intelligent Network 
  • Network Management, SNMP, CMIP 
  • High Speed Network, Frame Relay, ATM 
  • FDDI, 100Base-T, Gigabit Ethernet 
  • Next Generation Internet, Evolution, QoS 
  • Mobile Wireles Network, Mobile IP, Mobile ATM