Network 208 Week1
You Decide

Thomas Celauro

Professor Cook

When designing and installing of a new network at our branch office in Cleveland. The WAN connection would be fit well for this type of project. A WAN is a network that links network resources like computers, printers, and other resources at large distances such as buildings and multiple locations in different states. WANs generally connect devices that are separated by a broader geographic area than can be served by a LAN. WANs use the services of carriers, such as telephone companies, cable companies, satellite systems, and network providers. WANs use serial connections of various types to provide access to bandwidth over large areas such as one state to another.

The main advantage of using a WAN is that it allows the employees of an office to have access to a have a bigger and more affective network and be able to connect regardless of the infinite distance.
The disadvantage of going with a WAN is that WANs transmit data at slower speeds than LANs, most commonly at about 1.5 Mbps or less, instead of the tens, hundreds, or even thousands of Mbps achieved by LANs. Another disadvantage to having a WAN is the cost it can incur. Having a private WAN can be expensive. The reason that WANs cost a lot tends to be because of the technology required to connect two remote places, which brings me to the explanation of the technology behind a WAN.

The hierarchical network model is a framework that helps you see and design networks, this model is a great high-level tool for designing a good network infrastructure. It provides a modular view of a network, making it easier to design and build a scalable network. The hierarchical network model divides a network into three layers The access layer let’s user access network devices. In a network the access layer generally uses a switched LAN device with ports that provide connectivity to...