I have friends who know nothing about computer networks who own stacks of off-the-shelf routers, hundreds of feet of cable, and every wireless card you could imagine. And yet, they've failed to figure out that their internet connection will never get any faster if they don't buy service faster than the 768k down DSL.Not to be arrogant about what I know about networking, but a network is much more than the jack in the wall you plug the cable into. But for most people, the end-user, this is what the network is reduced to. For the rest of us we want to know what makes this stuff work. What are the Computer Networking Basics, What are the components, what are the technologies, protocols, and rules of building reliable and resilient networks? This Computer Networking Tutorial is built off of three other successful courses and contains monthly updates and live sessions that explore the technologies of computer networks. You will be provided with lab topologies that you can build into Dynamips or GNS3 network emulation freeware. Each lecture will walk-thru advanced technology demonstrations illustrating the proper implementation of the technology.