INLS161-002 | Spring 2017

Session Date: Wednesday Jan 25, 2017

Basics: Networks

Preparations for this Networking Session

These Khan Academy videos serve as a great introduction to our Networking session. I want you to actively watch these videos before coming to class so read over the associate keywords I have listed on this page under each video link. Most of these keywords are at least briefly mentioned in the video.

If I have found any other relevant links or videos associated with the term, that term will have an link to the source. if you see this arrow symbol ⇒, then I have provided a related link that was not mentioned in the videos.

Wires Cables and Wifi (less than 7 minutes)

measuring data: binary, bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terrabyte

data throughput and speed: bandwidth, bitrate, latency, requesting device

modes of transmitting data: copper wire, electricity, light, fiber optic cable, thread of glass, bounce angle, radio signal, wireless, signal degradation, wifi, satellite

complex stuff: internet, internet protocol (IP), network, ISP, IP addresses, IP hierarchy, IP4,IPv6, DNS, DNS server, zones, domain, top level domain (official list)

IP addresses and DNS (less than 7 minutes)

IP packets, routes, cheapest path, TCP, TCP/IP

TCP inventory, acknowledgment, verification, sign, scaleable

URL, server, HTTP, GET Request, HTML


router, encryption algorithm, key, 256 bit keys ⇒ random key generator, symmetric encryption, asymmetric key, private key, public key Cybersecurity viruses, DOS attacks, phishing, hacker, botnet,


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