Objectives:
To learn about the OSI model as a method of understanding modern computer networks.

Equipment list:
Computer with internet access.

Notes and observations:
ARP: address resolution protocol, converts an IP address into a physical address. Maps the IP address to the MAC address. You can verify connectivity by pinging a device, but you can get more information by running a trace route.

Diagrams, flowcharts, and figures:
There was a MAC address table that was referenced during the course of the lab to see what was happening.

References:
We had hard copy of instructions along with an OSI model chart to guide us through learning and navigating through the various challenges and problems.

Questions:
I was able to answer the few questions I had while I was doing the lab through observation and analysis.

Conclusions:
Without the OSI model, networks would be very difficult to understand and implement.
With the OSI model, networks can be broken up into manageable pieces. It provides a common language to explain components and their functionality. 

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