EP2120 Internetworking 7.5 credits


The course gives in-depth knowledge about the mechanisms and protocols used in the current and future Internet.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students CANCELLED

Intended learning outcomes

The students will after the course have theoretical knowledge about functionality and principles, as well as practical skills to plan, analyse, implement, and manage Internet based network functions.

Course main content

The course consists of lectures that focus on principles and functionality of current and future Internet architectures, as well as assignments that yield practical skills.

Areas covered:

  • What the Internet is and its underlying design principles.
  • Underlying link technologies and how they interact with IP. (Ethernet, PPP, bridging, learning, etc)
  • What protocols are required to allow internetworking (IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc.)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP protocol stack, layering, encapsulation and multiplexing.
  • Concepts of bridging, learning, virtual LANs, and how they relate to routing.
  • IP Addressing, subnetting and control mechanisms.
  • Transport protocols, including UDP and TCP.
  • Details of routing and routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP)
  • Autoconfiguration and name resolution (BOOTP, DHCP, DNS)
  • IP Multicast and multicast routing (IGMP, DVMRP, PIM, etc)
  • Network Mangement, Traffic measurements and analyzing. (eg. SNMP)
  • Network security (IPsec, firewalls, encryption)
  • IP QoS (Traffic Engineering, RSVP, Intserv, Diffserv, etc)
  • Advanced networking (MPLS, VPN, etc)
  • IP mobility (Mobile IP)
  • Router and Network Architectures
  • Standarization work - IETF and RFCs
  • IPv6 and how it differs from IPv4.


For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

EP1110 Computer communication and computer networks or
Computer communication and computer networks for the I program


Behrouz A. Forouzan, TCP/IP Protocol Suite, 3nd Edition, 2005, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-296772-2

James F. Kurose & Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-down Approach, 6th Edition, ISBN 978-0-273768968


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • UPG1 - Assignment, 1.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examina (TENA 1 ; 3,5 cr)

Laboration (LAB 1 ; 3 cr)

Assignment (UPG1 ; 1 hp)

Offered by



György Dan


György Dán <gyuri@kth.se>

Add-on studies

For instance
2G1319 Communication Systems Design
2G1325 Practical Voice Over IP (VoIP)
2G1326 Mobile Presence
2G1330 Wireless and Mobile Network Architectures
2G1332 Management of Network and Networked Systems


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.