Week 4 You Decide
Scenario: Leonard Cooper Charter School is a K-12 school with approximately 1,000 students. The school wants to develop a local area network that meets the needs of the school now and is scalable for the future. There have been numerous complaints about the speed and reliability of the network, especially since a new addition to the building was added a few years back.
After reviewing the scenario, there are some issues that need to be addressed:
John Fischer issue needs to be fixed. He states that his laptop operates at 10 megabits, which is really slow, especially since it should be running at 100 megabits. I as a system administrator would fix this by upgrading the infrastructure cabling with a fiber optic backbone coming into the building and between switches/hubs. The cabling from the switch/patch panel to the device should be upgraded to Category 6 UTP 1000Base - T Ethernet Cabling. This would allow 1gbps connections to the end piece of equipment. In other words, using a Category 6 UTP 1000 Base F Ethernet, because it increases the maximum data transfer rate a hundredfold. It will increase the speed from 10 megabits to 1 gigabyte per second; this type of bandwidth will be very useful for him when he needs to have remote access to his devices from home. This type of transfer rate would definitely clear up congestion on the network, so there would not be issues in the morning when everyone is online doing attendance and checking emails. This would also solve our issue with Principal’s Selena Daniels concern about the slow network and the connection for all the classrooms when adding the 23 other classrooms to the network.
This solution should help network accessories and peripherals such as printers and print servers. By working with such cabling with a built in CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection) contention-based media access control technique, help address and solve the problem of...