Project Part 2
Alicia Kennedy, Justin Cagle, Martina Dennis
ITT Technical Institute
October 13, 2013
To build and roll out a top level enterprise-wide telecommunications network for the ABC Company. As ABC’s Technical contractors meeting the ABC Company’s technical needs by meeting the requirements for each of their separate office locations in San Francisco, Detroit, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Paris, Liverpool, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo. With local LANs that are in each office that connect to a WAN to share data files and multimedia. There are many different pieces of equipment needed when setting up and maintain a large business network. Each piece of equipment has many different choices in brands and even capabilities that set them apart from each other. Each piece of equipment can be detrimental to the flow and success of the network at hand. Now that we have discussed the importance of equipment on the network let us move on to discussing each piece of equipment needed to running a successful network. A router is a piece of equipment that has different functionality. The first functionality that we will need from the router is the actual routing function, which sends the data to the desired workstation or other piece of equipment. The next functionality to look for when choosing a router is a built in firewall, and port forwarding. These two functions go hand in hand with each other, the firewall stops intrusions on ports that are not opened or forwarded and forwarding sends open ports to the computer that runs the server or services for the opened ports. The last functionality to look for is the ability to run a VPN; the VPN is the way in which we will actually connect our wide area network together. There are other functionalities to look for in a router such as DynDns, MAC Address Filtering, and many more. What we have chosen to use in the construction of this network is going to be the now that we have discussed the...
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