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Note: It is assumed that you are familiar with the theory of networking, and networking protocols. Given below are a few resources on computer networking, which you may prefer to go through to get familiarized with networking in general, and TCP/IP in specific.


4. Networking

4.1 Identify the networking capabilities of Windows. Given configuration parameters, configure the operating system to connect to a network.

1 Configure the following protocols

  •  TCP/IP

    • Subnet mask

    • DNS (and domain suffix)

    • Gateway

    • WINS

    • Static address assignment

    • Automatic address assignment (APIPA, DHCP)

  • IPX/SPX (NWLink)

  • Appletalk

  • NetBEUI/ NetBIOS

2 Configure Client Options

  • Microsoft

  • Novell

3 Verify the configuration

4 Understand the use of the following tools



  • PING



5 Share resources (Understand the capabilities/limitations with each OS version)

  • Setting permissions to shared resources

6 Network type and network card

4.2 Identify the basic Internet protocols and terminologies. Identify procedures for establishing Internet connectivity. In a given scenario, configure the operating system to connect to and use Internet resources.

1. Protocols and terminologies

  • TCP/IP

  • E-mail (POP, SMTP, IMAP)

  • DNS

  • HTML

  • HTTP


  • SSL

  • Telnet

  • FTP

  • ISP

2. Connectivity technologies

  • Dial-up networking

  • ISDN networking

  • DSL networking

  • Cable

  • LAN

  • Wireless

  • Satellite

3. Installing and Configuring browsers

  • Enable/disable script support

  • Configure Proxy Settings

  • Configure security settings

4. Firewall protection under Windows XP

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