Kudler Fine Foods Current Network Analysis

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INDP Part 1 – Kudler Fine Foods’ Current Network NTC/362 INDP Part 1 – Kudler Fine Foods’ Current Network Kudler Fine Foods is a specialty grocery store based in California with three locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinatas, California. The La Jolla location is the home office for the three locations. It is the goal of Kudler Fine Foods to improve their network to a wide area network (WAN) connecting all three of their locations. This goal is not only to improve their existing network but to also make their network expandable beyond its existing stores. The objective of this paper is to discuss Kudler Fine Foods’ current network infrastructure outlining the current topology, which will include existing standards, devices,…show more content…
This is an improvement from the older token ring passing method. Using this method, devices are able to send transmissions across the network whenever it is determined that the network is clear for transmissions. If the network is not clear when transmissions are sent, the transmissions collide and are sent back to the device that sent the transmission. The device will then set a counter for when to retransmit the signal. The benefit of this method is that it eliminates the need to share bandwidth within the network, providing full bandwidth to every device. The disadvantage of this method is if there are many devices on the network, there are more opportunities for signal collisions, which could cause slowdowns in the network (Goleniewski & Jarrett, , 2007). The remedy for this scenario would be the implementation of Ethernet…show more content…
The bus topology is the oldest topology used. All components of the network are connected into a single length of the cable. The advantage to this topology is that it is easy to expand the network. However, the disadvantage is that problems within the network are difficult to isolate (Goleniewski & Jarrett, , 2007). One could also argue that the LAN’s of each of these locations uses a combination of both the bus and star topologies. The POS server at each location is connected to the network in the bus fashion. However, the store’s POS terminals are then connected to the POS server in a star-like fashion. Kudler Fine Foods’ wide area network follows a star topology. The Del Mar and Encinitas locations are connected to the central location (La Jolla) via a T-3 dedicated line in a star topology. When expanding the WAN with additional locations, each location would be connected to the central location. However, using dedicated lines for each of these connections would be an expensive
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