Network Consultant Scenarios

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Network Consultant ScenariosIT/240 June 7, 2013 Network Consultant Scenarios 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? I would replace the hubs with switches to help increase the speeds at which data is transferred within the network. Along with that I would also install a secured wireless router for the additional five computers to be installed in the manufacturing area. ● What topology and which type of device can be used in the manufacturing area to solve the cabling difficulties? An extended star topology would link the wired LAN and wireless network together through the switches and wireless router. This network would be primarily a client-based model because there is no server involved in the networking of these computers. This network can be managed through the switches that would be installed to ensure it is running smoothly. Case Project 3-2 has 250 networked computers and five servers and uses a star topology wired

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