webinar series

Networking basics

This new webinar series is aimed at beginners in computer networking and people entering the Internet industry. Watch the 30-minute long videos either in English or in German, and download the accompanying handouts with further information.

01 Introduction to networks

In the first 30-minute webinar, we take a look at how networks transport data, what is a protocol, what is a protocol stack, and how does the Internet fit in in all of this.

02 Ethernet

In this 30-minute video, Wolfgang Tremmel talks about Ethernet, its history, development over time, and how modern Ethernet functions. You can also download the presentation slides which include further reading material.

02a VLANs

In this video we talk about VLANs, why they are useful, how do they work, and show - in theory - how to set them up.

03 The Internet Protocol (IP)

What is a protocol, a protocol stack, and how does IP fit in? Additionally, in this video you will learn about the IPv4 and IPv6 headers, IP addresses, and the history of IP.

03a IP addresses, prefixes, and routing

Deeper dive to IP addresses and end-to-end transport, covering routing and prefixes.

03b Global IP routing

What is peering? This webinar introduces peering and tells you more about the history of the Internet.

04 User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

Learn about the transport layer, protocols and get a deep dive into UDP. 

04b Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

Learn about TCP – what is does, how it works, and the different features it has. 

05 Unicast, broadcast, multicast, and anycast

Learn about the different types of communication in networking.