University of Phoenix
Kudler Fine Foods
Now that the Network design stage is complete, the team must now determine the hardware and software needed to bring the network design to life. As discussed the backbone of Kudler’s Fine Foods network will be a routed network with LANs and a WAN. IN this case the LAN or Local Area Network will be everything Kudler Fine foods have on the internal side of its routers and firewalls. The WAN or Wide Area Network will be everything in between the LANs at each one of the Kudler Fine Foods locations. First things first; the team must determine how it would like to bring the network to each one of the Kudler Fine Foods locations. Currently, Kudler Fine Foods is used 56K Modems at each one of their locations. 56K modems are out of date, slow and costly to fix because technology has left them in the dust. A T1 is what the team is suggesting Kudler Fine Foods go with on the new network. A T1 is about 60 times faster than a 56k modem or a normal residential modem; this will allow for a must faster connection to the internet. One T1 can also allow up to 24 digitized voice calls; this will be a great new feature for Kudler Fine Foods and their efforts to improve the outside customer base. The only downfall of the T1 option is that it can be a little costly at anywhere from $500.00 – $1,000.00 a month for the service. Now that the team and Kudler Fine foods have agreed on the T1 internet connection it is now time to determine which router will be needed. The Team and Kudler Fine Foods have decided that Cisco will be the company that it gets most of it hardware from for the LAN portion of this network build. Once the T1 has been dropped at each Kudler Fine Foods Location, it will need to be hooked up to one of Cisco’s routers. This would most likely be one of the 2600 series routers. The router is needed to manage the data paths that information is transferred between devices such as computers and...