Networking and Telecommunication: Ethernet: LAN and Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP)

1057 WordsJul 11, 20185 Pages
ABC, Inc. is continuing to expand and is planning to add another set of offices spanning several floors in the building. The company has requested advice for speed and transmission medium, equipment compatibility and limitations, IP Structure, along with the advantages and disadvantages of VoIP. The company is currently 200 employees and expects to increase to 350 within the next year. There is a mix of strictly in house employees, and roughly 70 who are laptop users and travel frequently. The company currently occupies a single floor of a multi-story office building and is expecting to add offices spanning several additional floors. Architectural documentation indicates the MDF is on the main floor with IDF’s on each of the…show more content…
• Subnet of 255.255.255.0 • Static IP segment of 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.255 for server room. • Initial DHCP ranges of 192.168.2.100 to 192.168.2.255, 192.168.3.100 to 192.168.3.255, and 192.168.4.100 to 192.168.4.255 o Provides for adequate DHCP client addresses for current needs, as well as static IP ranges in each subnet for general use on shared devices such as printers. This configuration will supply the current need as it stands today, and adding additional ranges will be very easy to provide for future expansion. DHCP scopes can be added to the server with a few clicks, and further subnets can be added for other facilities or buildings if needed. Voice over IP (VoIP) To address a VoIP solution, we need to examine the benefits, as well as any potential drawbacks and costs. The main advantages of a VoIP system are a decreased run rate, mobility of the phone systems, service functionality including soft phones, and the ability to retrieve voice mail and faxes with an email client. Some potential drawbacks are the initial cost of implementation, it is a time sensitive application and therefore susceptible to network packet loss, latency, jitter, and loss of power would result in loss of phone access. Of course the cost of the system must be taken into consideration, and there are several items that
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