Computer Networks and Distributed Processing

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Computer Networks and Distributed Processing

Total Points: 40

ASSIGNMENT #1 Due: 9/29/21

1. In the figure given below frames are generated at node A and sent to node C through node B. Determine the minimum transmission rate required between nodes B and C so that the buffers of node B are not flooded, based on the following:

The date rate between A and B is 100 Kbps.

The propagation delay is 5 (sec/km for both lines.

There are full-duplex lines between the nodes.

All data frames are 1000 bits long; ACK frames are separate frames of negligible length.

Between A and B, a sliding window protocol with a window size of 3 is used.

Between B and C, stop-and-wait is used.

There are no errors.

Hint: In order not to flood the buffers of B, the average number of frames entering and leaving B must be the same over a long interval.

4000 Km 1000 Km


9 points

2. What is the percent overhead on a T1 carrier; that is, what percent of the 1.544 Mbps are not delivered to the end user? Assume that the T1 is being used to deliver digital data. 7 points

3. Given a channel with an intended capacity of 20Mbps. The bandwidth of the channel is 3 MHz. What SNR (in dB) is required in order to achieve this capacity?

8 points

4. Compare cable modems with Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) modems. Points of comparison should include how they work, data rates supported, cost factors, and advantages and disadvantages of each. Research online for points of comparison. 7 points

5. Two neighboring nodes (A & B) are a sliding-window protocol with a 3-bit sequence #. As the ARQ mechanism, Go-back-n ARQ is used with a window size of 4. Assuming A is transmitting & B is receiving, show the window positions (for both A and B) for the following succession of events:

a) Before A sends any frames

b) After A sends frames 0, 1, 2 & B receives them and sends ACK 1 to A (which means B acknowledges frame 0 only) and A receives the ack.

c) After A sends frames 3, 4 & B receives them and sends ACK 3 to A and A receives the ack. 9 points


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