Networking Projects for Students

A network is the study of interconnected computing devices which use physical or non-physical connections. In this, telephone lines and fiber optic cables are used as physical connections. Similarly, radio waves, IR beams, electromagnetic waves, satellites are used as non-physical connections. The purpose of linking the computing devices is to share the resources (CPUs, memory, storage disk, etc.). In addition, it also helps to transfer packets among devices through a communication channel. This page primarily focuses on the current research areas and topics of networking projects for students.

What is a network provide example?

As we knew well, a network is a pool of systems, servers, mainframes, computing devices, and hardware to exchange information. In order to launch the communication in-network, the deployed components are needed to connect with each other to send and receive messages.

For instance: we can say “internet,” in which an infinite number of people from different regions of the world are connected through WAN technologies for data sharing or web surfing. Below, we have given you a few common network devices/entities which have capabilities to transfer messages in communication.

  • Repeaters
  • Consoles
  • Bridges
  • Firewalls
  • Thin Clients
  • Network Interface Cards (NIC)
  • Tablets, Smart mobiles, Laptops and etc.
  • Central Hub, Routers, Switches and Modems

Types of Network Topologies

Now, we can see network topology with their key roles. Generally, the network topology is nothing but the physical layout/structure of the network. It clearly intended to label how the network components are interrelated with one another by means of graphical representation. In this, the deployed components are addressed as vertices, and their communication links are addressed as edges.

From this graph, you can find the highest degree of connections/links for the device. And also, you can view the hierarchical arrangement of the components in the network with their configurations. The general types of network configurations are tree topology, star topology, bus topology, ring topology, mesh topology, and hybrid topology. By the by, ring topology is followed in many of the real-time applications. Next, we can see the classification of networking based on different aspects.

Taxonomy of Networking

  • Scientific Computation Tools
    • Machine Learning
    • Optimization
    • Game Theory
    • Stochastic Geometry Theory
  • Network Category
    • F-RAN and C-RAN
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Device-to-Device Communication
    • Macro-cells based Mobile Networks
  • Control Configuration
    • Centralized and Decentralized
  • Cache Approaches
    • Distribution and Positioning
    • Placement
  • Evaluation Parameters
    • Power Usage
    • Hitting Ratio
    • Throughput
    • Network Latency
    • Spectral Efficacy
    • Cost of Backhaul
    • Coverage / Outage Probability Rate

We hope that you are clear in the fundamentals of networking from the above sections. Now, we can see the necessity of networking projects for students. That is, how the students are getting benefited from developing projects.

Research Networking Projects for Students with source code

Why to simulate network projects?

  • On developing the project, students can experience the theoretical concepts are practically implemented
  • Moreover, it also helps the students to enhance their technical learning and logical thinking abilities
  • Most important, students can acquire knowledge on current scientific innovations of their interesting research field (Networking)

Next, we can see few criteria that you need to consider while selecting the topic for the networking project. The major criteria are research opportunities, the future scope of the study, the current worth of proposed research, future visions, and more.  By knowing the answers to all these criteria, you can choose the project topic. Once the topic is selected, then the next phase is development.

We have a team of experts to support you in practically implementing the handpicked topic using an appropriate tool. Specifically, we serve you in every step of the development, starting from topic selection to the experimental result assessment. Here, we have shared some key points that we strictly follow in implementing networking projects for students.

How do we simulate network project?

  • Analyze the originality of the handpicked idea
  • Perform in-depth study on the need and importance of the proposed research prior to design and development
  • Grasping more knowledge about the stated problem for applying suitable problem-solving solutions
  • Communicate with the experts to gain the accurate solutions
  • Develop the project through appropriate tools and technologies
  • Enhance the quality of the developed project in all aspects

For the benefit of students, our resource team has shared information on the list of current research ideas for ground-breaking networking projects for students. In order to make you familiar with recent notions, we have given only a few. Beyond this, we have loads of networking project ideas from current research areas.

Latest Project Ideas in Networking

  • Fast Data Transmission in Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Networked Systems Designs for Remote Access
  • New Modeling Approaches for Network Devices
  • Designing Robust Cyber security Model for Cyber-Attacks
  • Evolving Communication Standards for Internet Protocols (IP)
  • New Technological Advancements in Green-Internet of Things
  • Enhancement of Network Protocols for Smart Applications
  • Implementation of Real-time Applications (Smart City, Smart learning, Smart e-transactions, etc.)
  • Efficient Resource Allocation and Consumption in Cloud Computing
  • Development of Energy-Aware Computing Models for Smart Grids
  • Novel Network Protocols for Wireless Sensor Communication

What is OSI Model? And what are the layers?

Now, we can see the significance of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model in networking projects. This model helps you to understand the workflow of networking models in an abstract depiction. Basically, it comprises seven layers where each layer has a set of different networking operations to launch communication.

For communication, all kinds of networks use protocols that make networking applicable in real-world scenarios. Most importantly, networking has a set of rules to transmit and receive the data over channels. For example, the Internet Protocol (IP) is used to find the route for transferring data that specifies source and destination. Further, this IP is highly recognized in network-to-network data transmission. So, IP is an example of the network layer of the OSI model.

Then, one more example is TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). It has the responsibility of monitoring and controlling the data packets that traverse from one network to another. A packet is the smallest unit of whole data. In the network, the data are transported in the form of multiple packets. Further, TCP needs to make sure that the packets are seamlessly transported between networks. So, TCP is an example of the transport layer of the OSI model.

In addition, we have also given the other protocols used in different layers of the OSI model. These protocols are widely used in networking projects for students.

List of Network Protocols

Which protocols used for network layer?

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
    • Configure one-to-many communication links
    • Support multicasting which means many nodes can simultaneously receive the packets from same IP address
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
    • Addresses the run-time errors and current state of the network
    • For instance: if the routers fails to deliver the packets to destination then it transmit the ICMP message to source for notification  
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
    • In VPN, it establishes the verified IP connections
    • However, it is not referred as protocol in theoretical aspect, it comprises more protocols such as Security Associations (SA), Encapsulating Security Protocol (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH)

What are the protocols used for routing?

As we already seen, IP is used for routing process in network. More than this, there are other protocols to support network routing. Actually, the routers in the network utilize these protocols for identifying the optimal path from all available paths in wireless networking. Let’s see some of them:

  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
    • Used in application layer of OSI model which is one of the eldest protocols
    • Detect the actual distances among routers in the network
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Used in application layer of the OSI model
    • Transmit the information about the IP addresses which network control
    • Depends on the routing data, the router decide the path for reaching destination
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol
    • Determine the optimal routes in the network
    • Select the optimal routes based on certain criteria as bandwidth capacity and shortest distance
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    • Compute the length among routers
    • Update the routing table information of each router
    • Distribute the routing data to all the deployed routers in the network 

What other protocols are used for communication?

  • HTTP
    • HTTP is expanded as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
    • Used in application layer of the OSI model
    • Utilized for the purpose of transmitting data from one device to another (like internet)
    • Once, it receives the request then it directly display the data in application interface without any more analysis where lowers OSI layers are managed by OS itself
  • TCP
    • As mentioned earlier, it assures the packet distribution
    • Generally, it employs Internet Protocol (IP) for their process. So, it is popularly denotes as TCP/IP protocol
    • In HTTP protocol, the data is not encrypted so the hacker easily attacks the original data and this issue is solved in HTTP by applying security techniques.
  • UDP
    • UDP stands for User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    • Used in application layer of the Transport model
    • More faster than TCP but has lower reliability
    • For instances: Gaming and Video broadcasting
    • TLS is expanded as Transport Layer Security (TLS) which it is also referred as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • Employed by HTTP protocol in order to encrypt the data

Last but not least, we shared the fast developing other networking protocols which prefer in high-level of organization. Based on the requirement of the project, we can choose the suitable protocol for efficient networking processes.

Emerging Network Protocols

  • Communication / Transport
    • LPWAN
    • Wi -fi
    • Bluetooth
  • Multiple layers Infrastructure
    • Weave
    • IoTivity
    • Homekit
    • Alljoyn
  • Discovery
    • DNS-SD
    • mDNS
    • Physical Web
  • Framework
    • RPL
    • 6LowPAN
    • Internet Protocol Version 4 and 6
  • Semantic
    • Web Thing Model
    • JSON-LD
  • Data Protocols
    • AMQP
    • CoAP
    • MQTT
    • Node
    • Websocket
  • Identification
    • uCode
    • EPC
    • IPv6
    • URIs
  • Device Management
    • OMA-DM
    • TR-069

Overall, we are here to uplift your research work through our expert’s smart guidance. Further, we will deliver the project with source code, software installation guidelines, project running procedure, screenshots of your project, and project execution video. To a great extent, we also extend our service in networking projects for students for other two important aspects of research as paper and thesis writing.