It 240 Week 1 Appendix B

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1. The easiest solution for this scenario would be to simply expand the existing network to add the additional stations. I think you could add a high speed switch and split the networked items in half. This might ease the load on one switch and you might be able to add additional hardware like one or two printers. Basically, you would have two switches fed by the server. From there, you would have each station fed by one of the switches as well as any other network device like a printer. You would set security rights from the server software and each user would be able to have different security settings. 2. On a peer-to-peer network, each piece of the network would act like part of the chain would be both the client and the server. This scenario works best on smaller networks but since each user must grant rights to others, it can become complex if you have to remember multiple passwords if that is how it is set up. Each computer acts as both the client and server, so each computer is part of the network, and as long as one computer is connected to the server that might store specific information, everybody can access other stations as long as they have the proper security setup. 3. This seems to be the standard layout for most networks. It starts with a centralized server that hosts any and all relative information that is to be shared. From there, information would travel through a router or switch and on to however many computers are attached to the network. While the server is responsible for keeping shared information, each computer is responsible for the programs that use that information. Each computer is subject to network login information set by the administrator. Basically, you have a server, switch or router and then network devices like computer stations and

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