We need to talk about the state of the lab. I have tried humour, being a "stern teacher", and I've even resorted to begging, but the lab still remains in a state of chaos at the end of most classes. Tools are not being put away, systems and components are being scattered throughout the room, and cables are being unplugged or removed. There are repeat offenders, but it seems that everyone is guilty once or twice a week. I do not have the time to follow behind each and every one of you and clean up. We all have to realize that we share the classroom with 3 other classes who depend on the lab to be fully functioning when they arrive. So, what do you think can be done to assure that we leave the lab in a better state that we find it in?
Today we are going to start discussing networking in more depth. You will need to have your system (with XP and all drivers installed), your straight-through cable and hopefully, your x-over cable all ready to go. If you are behind, the invitation still stands that I will stay in the room at lunch and help you catch up.
Please take notes as we discuss the following powerpoint. There will be a quiz on networking fundamentals at the end of this unit.
This will be the on-line binder for TEJ3/4MI