Network Technology Case Study

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Phase Two Phase one discussed the employee required hardware and software to do daily job request. Phase two discusses how the user PCs and laptops connect with each other and the internet. Without the interconnections, each laptop and PC is a standalone unit, only when a network topology is in place will all the network resources be able to contact each other. In addition to the network cards discussed in phase one, phase two justifies requirements for future enterprise sustainability.
Cabling
Cat-5e is the current standard for network installs, however, with technology rapidly increasing, Cat-6 cabling is becoming more economical; this is comparing cost-to-bandwidth capabilities at about a 20 percent difference (Cat5e vs Cat6,
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In addition, the logical topology is also set in a star format for direct communications; this is unlike mesh topology where all communication is broadcasted to all other network attached equipment. With both a physical and logical star topology, network bandwidth is decreased as network communications are point-to-point. Decreased network bandwidth increases overall productivity as network related work is not hampered by slow network traffic.
IPv6 and Address Pool More sooner than later the internet will transition to IPv6 rather than the current IPv4 standard; this is partially due to very few IPv4 network address available (Haugh, 2012). Many large companies are already using the IPv6 internet protocol and using it now will prevent having to reengineer the network at a later timeframe (Wong, 2011). Even though the local ISP may require IPv4, in the short term, that can be overcome by using IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack tunneling (Beverly, 2015). This allows external IPv4 address conversion to IPv6 with the configuration of the internet facing network address translating (NAT) router. Although the ISP provides the corporate network with the IPv4 Class C IPv4 address, it will also provide a block of IPv6 addresses for all the network attached devices in the local area network. To maintain communication with the internet, the NAT router will provide the appropriate dual stack translations
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