July 23, 2013
Client-Based / Client-Server Assignment
Complete Case Projects 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3 of Guide to Networking Essentials. Substantively justify your choice in determining if client-based or client/server model will be used (Syllabus, IT240 Version 4, Intro to LAN Technologies, 2012).
Client-Based Model – “an application that runs on a work station or personal computer in a network and is not available to others in the network” (Farlex, 2013).
Client-Server Model – utilizes client and server devices each designed for a specific purpose (Mitchell, 2013). Project 3-1 (Tomsho, 2011)
Recommendation: Replace the …show more content…
Justification: Replacing the 10 Mbps Ethernet with a secured Ethernet hub with 1000BASE-T capability will increase the bandwidth throughput with the capability of filtering packets to minimize network traffic. The functionality will greatly increase the speed of the network to support multiple users transferring large …show more content…
Each Floor LAN would be connected to a central (primary) Star Ethernet LAN within the server room where each of the five server would be connected. This would create a LAN (Extended Star ) topology.
All databases and central files will be stored on the server. Software will be installed on each workstation to support the creating and editing of the central files (creating a client-server model).
Justification: Since there is an influx of internet business, a secured router on each floor would provide the network administrator with a central location to complete the security administration while retain the ability to connect to the central servers on the primary hub. Additionally, a secured hub would provide functionality to encrypt data between the primary hub and each hub on each floor. This would provide additional security to business sensitive data.
Responses to questions:
● What type of topology should be used in this network? Enhanced Star
● Will the network be peer to peer or server based? No
● How many computers will be attached to the network? Minimum of