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Lab 4: Connecting Point A to Point B

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1. How should an Internet connection be made for the current campus? Why did you select this option over the others? AT&T is the carrier providing service to the existing campus as well as the new campus. Examine the offerings for Internet access to select the one that should be used. (10 points)The internet connection should be through Verizon provider. I think Verizon has a better service provider than AT&T

2. How should the existing and new campus locations be connected to each other? (10 points)They should be connected to each other through WAN.

3. Should the two locations share an Internet connection? (10 points)No, I think every Campus should have they own internet service.

4. Compare the advantages, disadvantages, and cost of fiber optic cable, 5 GHz wireless bridges, and free space optics as a means to interconnect the campus buildings to the IT wing of the Administration Building. (10 points) Fiber provides far greater bandwidth than copper and has standardized performance up to 10 Gbps. Fiber provides extremely reliable data transmission. It’s completely immune to many environmental factors that affect copper cable.

5. What would be required to interconnect the existing campus and the new campus to each other using fiber optic cable laid within the hiking trail right of way? (10 points)You would need a router and a switch.

6. Examine the data shown on the DSL Line Utilization Report found in Doc Sharing. This is a typical bandwidth utilization report for the ADSL line used to connect each building on the campus to the Internet. Keeping in mind that there are eight of these DSL lines connecting the campus buildings to the Internet; will a higher speed connection be needed when these are consolidated into one connection? (10 points)Yes, DSL is too slow they would need a high speed internet such as MPLS to have a better performance....

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