Network 360 Week 4 iLab

Network 360 Week 4 iLab

Week 4 iLab Report
DeVry University
NETW360: Wireless Technologies and Services

Design for a Wireless Campus Area Network

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Design for a Wireless Campus Area Network
The project is to provide a means of connecting four offices to city hall. However, due to time constraints, we are not able to obtain right of way permissions from both the State of Texas and BNSF railroads. As a result, the only way to implement a solution is to use either Free Space Optics or radio frequencies to establish long range connections.
Equipment Selection
Radio Frequency Option
After looking at a few vendors that specialize in radio frequency, I have determined that either Afar Communications or Hawking Technology will provide excellent solutions to this project. Afar Communications solution is a wireless bridge that can either broadcast in the 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz frequency. Hawking Technology’s solution is an external wireless access point that can broadcast in 2.4 GHz and is compliant with the 802.11 b/g/n standards. Both can be mounted to the externally on a building and can be adjusted to get the best line of site with other devices.
Max Speed
Mounting Method
Afar Communications
2.75 Mbps
Connects to an external antenna.
Hawking Technology
Mount to exterior of building.

Free Space Optics Option
After looking a few different Free Space Optic vendors, I have found that LightPointe and SkyFiber provides the necessary technology to complete this project. LightPointe has two models one with only a single laser and the latter having four lasers. LightPointe’s equipment has a range of up to 2,500 m at 2 Gbps. SkyFiber also has two models (SkyLINK and SkyLINK-Plus) while both are identical with the exception that the SkyLINK-Plus has a backup link in case the primary link fails. Both of these have a...

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