It 240 Lan Topologies

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LAN Topologies Assignment Create visual examples of your answers to the questions for projects 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3 of Guide to Networking Essentials by copying and pasting the provided shapes below—such as a bus, ring, star, or mesh—into a Microsoft® Word document. Note. You will need to use the Draw feature in Microsoft® Word to create lines between the shapes, and you might have to use some shapes more than once. Case Project 3-1 Old-Tech Corporation has 10 computers in its main office area, which is networked in a star topology using 10 Mbps Ethernet hubs, and wants to add five computers in the manufacturing area. One problem with the existing network is data throughput. Large files are transferred across the network regularly, and the transfers take quite a while. In addition, when two or more computers are transferring large files, the network becomes unbearably slow for users. Adding the manufacturing computers will only make this problem worse and result in another problem. Because the ceiling is more than 30 feet high, there’s no easy way to run cables to computers, and providing a secure pathway for cables is next to impossible. Devise a solution to this company’s networking problems. As part of your solution, answer the following questions: ● What changes in equipment are required to bring this company’s network up to date to solve the shared-bandwidth problem? The star topology would change to an extended star topology; I would upgrade the cables to Cat 5e or Cat 6 UTP. I would upgrade the Hubs to 1000 BaseT Switches, upgrade the 5 extra computers with 802.11n Mbps Wireless NIC, Upgrade the 10 computers with 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC, and install a 802.11n Wireless Router. I would add a server and restrict access as needed. ● What topology and which type of device can be used in the manufacturing area to solve the cabling difficulties?

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