Computer Based Technology

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Contents Page
Introduction2
Aims and Objectives2
User Requirements3
Diagram of Network Installation4
Equiptment Needed for Network Installation5
Network Topology7
Specification of Laptops9
Specification of Computers10
Specifications of Speakers12
Hard Drive Locations11
Specification of File and Mail Servers14
Full Software Specification19
Buisness Internet Access Provider23
802.11 Standard24
Complete Project Costing26
Summary27
Conclusion27
Glossary of Terms28
Reference List31

Introduction

A network is defined as ‘A collection of computers or devises connected together by communication devices, in order to share resources, data and information.’ In order to carry out this project, specific topics will be researched to bring together the networking and infrastructure of the library. These including drawing out the network floor plan, relating the network to the matching topology, discussing and justifying specifications for chosen multimedia laptops, computers and peripherals, specifications for core components such as an Email and File Server, a full software specification, a business internet access providers and lastly discussing the 802.11 standard. The final section describes the conclusion as to the proposed system with viable cost model, and the benefits achieved.

Aim and Objectives

As a communication consultant, the aim of this research project is to provide a report detailing and outlining the design of the IT network infrastructure of the Library and how it interlinks with the nearby coffee shop, a list of the major components needed to build the network and a safety policy to ensure a safe and secure network from malicious attacks. A variety of products and companies will be taken into consideration for the most suitable option along with a review and justification of the selected products. The goal is to work towards achieving the most suitable system and network set up considering both quality and low cost to meet the needs the user requirements.

The requirements of the team are listed below:

* 6 x Multi-media desktop PC’s, with speakers
* 6 x Multi-media laptop PC’s
* 2 x Communication Servers: - One Email Server and a File Server * Software to manage the booking of internet PCs and Wireless access * Wireless Access Points with capacity for up to 100 users * Business Internet Access with the capacity to allow up to 100 users * Software for Mail/File Servers, antivirus, and volume licences

User Requirements

The users in this project are the people that come and use the library and its facilities, to keep up to date with equipping the library. These include:

* Latest up to date software packages and operating system * Strong Wi-Fi signal for individual users with their own laptop/ smart phones * Personal hard drive space to store all data and documents * Shared hard drive to share files and documents easily

* Individual username and password for access to computers

Patch Cables
Patch Cables
Mail & File Server
Mail & File Server
Router
Router
Hub
Hub
Hotspot 1
Hotspot 1
Hotspot 3
Hotspot 3
Library
Library
Hotspot 4
Hotspot 4
Hotspot 2
Hotspot 2
Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Coffee Bar
Coffee Bar
Conceptual Diagram of Network Installation
Equipment Needed for Network Installation

* Network Adapters (x6)
D-Link Xtreme N Notebook ExpressCard DWA-643

D-Link Xtreme N Notebook ExpressCard DWA-643

Cost- £59.98
Cost- £59.98

* Hub (x1)
D-Link DES-1024R+ 24-port 10/100M NWay Rack Mountable, Auto-negotiation of MDI/M

D-Link DES-1024R+ 24-port 10/100M NWay Rack Mountable, Auto-negotiation of MDI/M

Cost- £110.45
Cost- £110.45

* Router (x5)- Wireless Access Points
D-Link AirPremier N Simultaneous Dual Band PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis DAP-2690

D-Link AirPremier N Simultaneous Dual...
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