NETW410 Week 3 Lab Report
To complete the Week 3 Lab Report, answer the questions below concerning the Network Design Lab Scenario linked from Step 2 of the iLab page.
Please use the template starting on Page 2 and submit it to the Week 3 iLab Dropbox by the due date.
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Your Name: Sheryl Livingstone
July 23, 2013
Lab 3: Designing the Infrastructure for the Network
1. Draw a diagram the new network. (10 points)
2. Will the current horizontal cabling suffice for the new network? If it will not, what type of cable should be used for the horizontal cabling? Provide detailed specifications for this cable. (10 points)
The new network will work well and operate as needed using the current horizontal cable. One important thing to note is that in the setup of the new network, there should not be any cables laying on the floor. In addition, these cables must be secured and placed away from walking areas.
3. Should fiber optic horizontal cabling be installed but not terminated as future proofing for a future higher-speed network? What is the cost difference between copper UTP cable and fiber optic cable? Use this model to compute the relative cost - http://www.fols.org/cost_model/ (10 points)
The cost of fiber optic cable compared to copper UTP cable is above double the price. In addition, whenever using any kind of fiber optic cables, they should be terminated. This termination allows there to be a connection from the cable to the patch panel.
4. Does this network require an access layer? What devices would operate at the access layer? Draw a diagram of these devices at the access layer. Label all of the devices. (10 points)
This new network that will be developed for the local college should require an access layer. The devices that are in this layer would include the wireless access points, as well as the lower end switches being used. The diagram below depicts the devices at the access...