There are two types of questions: Part A: essay questions and Part B: simulation questions.
Please complete all the questions and submit your word or PDF file PLUS packet tracer file via Turnitin before the due date.
Where you refer to external sources of information they should be correctly referenced according to APA 6th style.
Question 1: (6 marks)
Produce and supply a screen shot of the local area connection properties of your computer. Based on your local information, please answer the following questions: What is your local machine?s default gateway IP address? (1 mark) What is the purpose of having a default gateway? (2 marks) What is your subnet mask? (1 mark) Based on the given subnet mask, what is the maximum number of devices within your same subnet ? (show your workings) (2 marks)
Question 2: (5 marks)
In your local machine CLI window, ping your default gateway and ping www.cisco.com. Once successful, type the command “arp – a” Take a screen shot of the output (1 mark) and explain the first two lines as examples. (1 mark) What does ARP stand for ? (1 mark) why do we need ARP?( 2 marks)
Question 3: (2 marks)
Issue “netstat -r” command in the CLI window, screen shot the IPv4 and IPv6 tables and explain the table content row-by-row.
Question 4: (2 marks)
Peter has bought a Cisco switch of model 2960. He found that he can?t access the switch as it was protected by a password. Please advise him with the correct password recovery procedure and commands to clean up the old configuration.
A small business, Smart Office Services Pty Ltd, has its central office (HQ) and two branch offices (Branch 1 and Branch 2) linked via serial leased lines using routers. The network topology is given as follows. It is required that: 1) You will be assigned a single IP to configure this network. 2) You must email your lecturer to request an IP address. Once you have received your allocated IP address you need to reply with a confirmation e-mail. Study the network topology, examine the network requirements, set up the network in Packet Tracer and complete all four sub-questions. Keep in mind that IP addresses will be needed for each of the LAN interfaces.
Question 5: (10 marks)
Follow VLSM scheme to identify the different subnets according to network requirements. Please analyse and design the best IP addressing scheme. Create a table which lists the following information: Router Interfaces/ IP Address (Highest)/ IP Address (Lowest)/ Subnet Mask/ Default Gateway). Please show working out. Note: The lowest IP addresses of each subnet should be given to the PCs. The highest IP addresses of each subnet are given as the default gateway.
Question 6: (15 marks)
Follow previous questions? requirement, set up your network in Packet Tracer simulation software. Configure the three (3) routers: - name the routers and label them as HQ, Branch1 and Branch 2 (2 marks) - set the secret password as „class? on all routers (2 mark) - configure interfaces/ PCs (2 marks) - configure TELNET on the HQ router with a password of „CISCO? and (a suitable) MOTD (3 marks) - Verify basic configuration and router operations (3 marks) - What are the main components of a Cisco router? ( 1 mark ) - If you need to keep back up of IOS of the routers. Please advise the two methods with correct procedures.(2 marks)
Question 7: (3 marks)
Configure the other PCs and configure the necessary static routes (such as IP route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 exit interface) on three routers to make a successful connection between routers. “Show ip route” check and screen shot each router?s routing table.
Question 8: (5 marks)
PING from PC6 in LAN6 to PC4 in LAN4 (checked in Packet Tracer file). What protocol is used by PING? What are the names of two PING messages? Provide screen shots of successful ping (2 marks) Record the information flow in EVENT LIST of simulation and explain the PDU information such as TYPE and involved layers in each stage (3 marks)
Note: 2 marks are given to the correct referencing.
This assessment task covers topics (IP Addressing, VLSM design, Router Configuration and basic Routing) and has been designed to ensure that you are engaging with the subject content on a regular basis.
This task will assess the following learning outcomes:
• be able to explain the critical concepts in Local Area Networks;
• be able to describe and design the addressing and naming schemes of data networks;
• be able to analyse the communication processes across different levels in the layered architecture;
• be able to design, calculate and apply subnetting in IP networks;
• be able to perform and analyse tasks related to basic network configuration and testing.
More specifically it seeks to assess your ability to:
• design a subnet plan for a small company network including several routers and subnets;
• Analysis routing problems that can occur in complex networks;
• correctly identify and evaluate the functionality and limitations of different devices used in computer networks;
• evaluate network performance;
• perform basic router configuration of security passwords and interfaces; • configure simple routing. Marking criteria
The following criteria are designed to guide you in your presentation and preparation of your assignment.
The criteria apply generally across all questions to show you the standard required for each of the criteria.
Criteria HD DI CR PS FL
Part A Short answer questions In response to each of the problem questions, you may be required to demonstrate,
- your understanding of: fundamental Ethernet concepts and features of devices and protocols used in the Internet; - the ability to: evaluate and explain the critical concepts in Local Area Networks; compare and contrast the communication processes In meeting this level you will demonstrate an exceptional and a consistently high level of knowledge and understanding across the complete range of topics in this subject. In meeting this level you will demonstrate a comprehensive and high level of knowledge and understanding across the majority of topics in this subject. Depending on the questions answered incorrectly, one of the subject’s topics
may be understood at a basic level whilst all others are at a high level. In meeting this level you will demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding across the majority of the topics in this subject. Depending on the questions answered correctly, one or two of the subject’s topics
may be understood at a basic level whilst all others are at a higher level of understanding. In meeting this level you will demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding across at least 50% of the topics in this subject. The number of incorrect answers indicate that at least 50% of the subject’s topics will be understood at a basic level or above and there will be a small number of topics where there may be a limited level of understanding. At this level you will not have demonstrated a basic know ledge and understanding across all the topics in this subject.
Whilst there may be a basic understanding and knowledge of one or two of the subject’s topics, there will be a limited understanding demonstrated for most of the subject’s other topics.
Part B All questions and All questions and Most questions and Most questions and The questions and
Criteria HD DI CR PS FL
Simulation questions In response to the given task, you may be required to demonstrate - your understanding of: the principles of IP addressing of IPv4 and IPv6 networks
- the ability to:
Implement and analyse various protocols implement the procedure; apply practical reasoning and problem solving to the tasks. procedures articulated and applied clearly and concisely, all calculations are successful and complete, appropriate hardware identified and described clearly and concisely. Configuration commands are clear and accurate. Appropriate protocols are selected. Protocols are contextualized to the problem. Diagrams of configurations, interfaces and passwords are completed and verified correctly. Explanations and justification are clearly articulated and comprehensive, explanations are logical procedures articulated and applied clearly and concisely, Most calculations are correct and complete, appropriate hardware identified and described clearly and concisely. Most configuration commands are clear and accurate. Appropriate protocols are selected. Protocols are appropriate to the problem with minor limitation. Diagrams of configurations, interfaces and passwords are completed and verified with minor errors. Explanation provided, clearly described but with minor errors in it. procedures articulated and applied clearly.
Some explanation has been attempted. Most calculations are correct and complete, appropriate hardware identified and described with minor errors. Most configuration commands are accurate. Major parameters of protocols are selected. Protocols selected have some limitations in application.
Diagrams of configurations, interfaces and passwords are completed with some errors and verified mostly. Explanation provided, clearly described but major errors in it. procedures are applied correctly, Some explanation has been attempted. Some calculations are correct. Hardware is identified and described with some errors. Some configuration commands are incorrect. Some parameters of protocols have been correctly selected. Protocols selected have many
limitations in application.
Diagrams of configurations, interfaces and passwords are completed with some errors and verified partially. Explanation provided, but not clear or correct. procedures required are absent or applied incorrectly. Calculations are incorrect hardware have been identified.
Configuration commands are incorrect or missing, incorrect protocols are selected. Protocols are not contextualized. Diagrams of configurations, interfaces and passwords are incorrect or missing.
Explanations and justification are absent.
Presentation Presentation is clear, concise and appropriate with no spelling or grammatical errors and uses appropriate APA referencing. Presentation is clear and appropriate with no spelling or grammatical errors and uses appropriate APA referencing. Presentation informative and appropriate with minor spelling or grammatical errors and uses good APA referencing. Presentation informative but some are not clear and appropriate with a few spelling or grammatical
errors and uses good APA referencing. Presentation is unclear and is ungrammatical and poorly spelled. Poor APA
You are expected to submit your assignment solutions in word or pdf file. Packet tracer file must be submitted for the supporting evidence of assignment Part B.