Internet Protocol Tutorial Home
This is the start page for our Internet Protocol Basics Tutorial.
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Internet Protocol Course - Outline
Below is outline of the lesson plan. Each lesson contains articles and other references that explain the basics of IP networking. We recommend completing these lessons in the order listed.
Lesson 1 - IP Address Notation→ What IP addresses look like
→ Find your IP address on Windows 95/98/ME, Windows XP/2000/NT
→ Vocabulary - bits and bytes, octet
→ Extra credit - Who invented Internet Protocol?
Lesson 2 - Static and Dynamic IP Addressing→ What is DHCP?
→ Release and renew your IP address on Windows 95/98/ME, Windows XP/2000/NT
→ Vocabulary - APIPA, ISP
→ Extra credit - About Windows Internet Connection Sharing
Lesson 3 - Network Naming for IP→ Introduction to DNS
→ What is WINS?
→ Introduction to Ping
→ Vocabulary - DDNS, IANA, ICMP
→ Extra credit - What is the Ping of Death?
Lesson 4 - The IP Address Space→ The IP address space
→ IP special and private addresses
→ IP network numbering
→ Vocabulary - LAN, WLAN, intranet
→ Extra credit - What is peer-to-peer networking?
Lesson 5 - IP Subnetting→ What is a subnet?
→ How to subnet (parts 1 and 2)
→ Vocabulary - router, CIDR
→ Extra credit - CIDR tutorial
Lesson 6 - IP and Hardware Addressing→ Introduction to MAC addressing
→ Introduction to 'winipcfg'
→ Vocabulary - ARP, NAT
→ About home broadband routers
Lesson 7 - TCP/IP and Related Protocols→ What is TCP/IP?
→ Introduction to UDP
→ What is FTP?
→ Vocabulary - protocol, HTTP
→ Extra credit - More about FTP clients, servers and tools
→ Extra credit -"TCP/IP Clearly Explained" (review)
Final Exam and Additional Reading→ Internet Protocol Practice Exam
→ Introduction to sockets
→ Profile of an IP datagram