NC State provides services and networks to connect its users to the campus computing system using wired and wireless connections. This network provides access to the following areas:

  • Web-based Services
  • Unix/Linux Applications
  • Virtual Computing Lab
  • Secure File Transfer

Any of these resources can be accessed from any machine or operating system, regardless of geographical location, via the Internet.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify general features in networking, hardware and operating systems
  • Operate engineering software on personal and lab computers
  • Send and receive e-mail and use other campus computing services

Chapter Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe different networking mediums such as twisted pair cables, fiber optics, and wireless communication.
  2. Compare and contrast various network topologies (e.g., star, ring, bus) and their use cases.
  3. Recognize essential networking hardware components such as routers, switches, hubs, and modems, and explain their functions.
  4. Understand and use SSH and RDP to access applications remotely