Research Papers

Research Papers on Computer Networking and Security

Home network design

Abstract

The paper is a case study where a home network has to be designed. There are 3 users at home, two wired and one wireless. An ADSL internet connection is available which needs to be shared among the users. A printer should be setup on the network which would allow allow the users to print. The paper contains the detailed diagram, list of equipments, the features which are required to be configured on the equipments and the IP address Schema for setting up the network.

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University network design with VLAN technology

Abstract

This paper is a case study which explains how to use implement vlans to design a network in a university. The university has 7 departments and a single internet connection. Detailed explanation on how vlans are used to segregate different departments and how different IP networks are created to be mapped with individual networks are explained. The requirement analysis of different hardware like routers and switches for setting up the network along with the required features and configuration

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Internet Cafe Network Design

Abstract

This paper is a case study in which the appropriate components which are required to setup a network for an internet cafe for 30 users is researched and developed. The details related to Internet sharing methodologies, user billing management is documented. The necessary features required to setup the network, the hardware and software equipments, IP network schema and network diagrams are provided.

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Wireless network security – Features, Protocols and vulnerabilities.

Abstract

The paper documents the authentication mechanisms in a wireless network like Open system, shared key, WPA, 802.1x etc. The detailed functionality analysis of the mechanisms are researched and documented. A comparative study of WEP and WPA along with the weaknesses are identified. Security vulnerabilities with WEP and how it is mitigated with 802.11i is understood. Flavors of WPA like WPA – Personal and WPA- Enterprise is documented. WPA and TKIP key derivation

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