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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

CS601-Data Communication Assignment No. 01 Solution (Non Graded) Semester Fall 2013

Question 1:   (10 Marks)

Which of the layer(s) of the OSI model perform(s) the following functions?

Assignment No. 01
(Non Graded)
Semester: Fall 2013
CS601-Data Communication
Total Marks: 20

Due Date: 26/11/2013

Sr. No. Functions                                                                  OSI Layer(s)
1      Route determination
2    Reliable process to process delivery
3    Provides user services such as email and file transfer
4    Error correction and retransmission
5    Establishes, manages and terminates session
6   Defines frames
7   Transmission of bits across medium
8   Format and code conversion services
9   Ensures reliable transmission of data
10   Communicates directly with user’s application program

Question 2:   (10 Marks)

Discuss the consequences if a connection fails in each of the following five network topologies having four devices. 

1. Devices arranged in a mesh topology
2. Devices arranged in a star topology (not including the hub) 
3. Devices arranged in a bus topology
4. Devices arranged in a ring topology
5. Devices arranged in a dual ring topology

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1 comment:

  1. a) Mesh Topology

    If five devices arranged in a mesh topology so we will have 10 links and 4 I/O ports in each hardware device. If any link goes down from them so it will be easy to find out which one is down and it won’t effect on other links. But a bulk of wires and can create problem in re-installation and re-configuration.

    b) Star Topology

    In Star topology each device has a dedicated point-to-point link to a Hub. If any link goes down and connections fail so the other won’t be effected. It is easier to reconfigure and sort out the problem area.

    c) Bus Topology

    In Bus topology, a backbone wire is connected with device and further taps and drop lines link the clients. If any link goes down so signals won’t pass on and get back to origin which will create noise on both sides. And if backbone wire is broken so the whole communication will be disabled. Its reconfiguration and modification is difficult than others.

    d) Ring Topology

    If we have devices arranged in a ring topology so we have to follow either dual ring technique or switch to prevent whole network down time. Else due to its unidirectional traffic flow will require all links up because signal travels in one direction and completes the ring through point to point until reach its destination. Every point receive the signal and regenerate it by the repeater incorporated in it. If any point is down so the network will be alarmed for network operator.