Lan Consulting Plan

2865 WordsOct 31, 201012 Pages
LAN Consulting Plan Yesterday I was hired by Taylor and Sons Financial Consulting set up a local area network with a firewall for a Windows® network. Taylor and Sons Financial Consulting is a medium-sized company that is physically located on the first three floors of one building. Taylor and Sons Financial Consulting have approximately 100 employees. For this task I will use a traditional systems development life cycle (SDLC) that consist of planning, analysis, design, development,, testing, implementation, and maintenance. During the planning phase I was notified that there are 100 users, and 80 of those users will extensively use10 applications, upon analysis Taylor and Sons Financial Consulting determined that 10 of the employees…show more content…
(Microsoft, 2009). The laptops will also have a wireless network interface card (NIC) installed. The wireless network cards will allow the computers to communicate with the other computers and server on the wireless star network by using a common communication language protocol called TCP IP. The TCP IP is not a solitary protocol when, in fact, it is several protocols. The client server network within wireless star topology will consist of one ZyXEL Prestige 660M D1 DSL modem (Dell, 2009). One Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable DSL Router (Linksys by Cisco, n.d.). Two netgear fs105 5 port Ethernet switches (Netgear, 1996-2009, and a Linksys wireless-G access (Linksys by Cisco, n.d.). RJ-45 cables will connect the Ethernet switches to the server and connect the Linksys wireless-G access point WAP54G (Linksys by Cisco, n.d.) To the Ethernet switches. The Linksys wireless-G access will connect the desktops, laptops, and printers to the network. The star topology accompanied with client server architecture and wireless local area network (WLAN) is well suited for Taylor and Sons Financial Consulting given that Taylor and Sons Financial Consulting will have
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