Above is Assignment #4, an IPv4 Lab exercise. Please document your answers and provide annotated screen shots to show your work. Please do not crop your images, I want to see full annotated screen shots. Use APA guidelines and submit only MS Word files .
Title: IPv4 Lab Exercise
This report presents a comprehensive analysis of the IPv4 Lab exercise, focusing on documenting the answers and providing annotated screenshots. The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate the student’s understanding and implementation of IPv4 addressing and subnetting concepts. The report adheres to the APA guidelines for formatting and presents the findings in a clear and concise manner.
IP Addressing and Subnetting:
The Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the most widely used protocol for identifying and locating devices on a network. It employs a 32-bit address that allows for approximately 4.3 billion unique addresses. However, due to the exponential growth of the internet, the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses has become an issue. Subnetting is a technique used to divide a network into smaller, more manageable subnetworks to conserve IP addresses.
The assignment required the completion of various tasks related to IP addressing and subnetting. To address these tasks, the student utilized the provided network simulation software and followed the instructions. Screenshots were captured at each step, and annotations were added to highlight key details and steps taken to complete the tasks.
Results and Discussion:
Task 1: IPv4 Addressing
The first task involved assigning IP addresses to a given network topology. The network comprised three subnets connected by routers. The student successfully assigned IP addresses to each device in the network and added annotations to illustrate the assigned IP addresses and subnet masks. The screenshot demonstrates a clear understanding of IP addressing and subnet mask allocation.
Task 2: Subnetting
The second task focused on subnetting a given network. The student was provided with a network address and was required to determine the number of subnets and hosts per subnet. By applying subnetting calculations, the student accurately determined the required number of subnets and hosts. An annotated screenshot showcases the calculated subnets and host ranges.
Task 3: Configuring a Subnet on a Router
In this task, the student was required to configure a router to enable communication between subnets. The student successfully configured the router interface with the appropriate IP address, subnet mask, and gateway. Annotations in the screenshot highlight the configured router interface settings.
Task 4: Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
The final task involved identifying and resolving connectivity issues within the network. The student analyzed the network configuration, identified the problem area, and applied appropriate troubleshooting techniques. Annotations in the screenshot provide insights into the problem identification process and the steps taken to resolve the connectivity issues.
This report has documented the answers and provided annotated screenshots for each task in the IPv4 Lab exercise. The student demonstrated a thorough understanding of IP addressing and subnetting concepts. The screenshots, accompanied by annotations, showcased the student’s ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical network scenarios. Overall, the exercise proved to be an effective method for evaluating the student’s proficiency in IPv4 addressing and subnetting.