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Elementary School




Your consulting firm has been approached by a local Elementary School. The school is adding computers that have been donated by a local company. An extended star topology has been suggested, using some hubs that are available.;Scenario: The very basic details are as follows: Your Elementary is a four-year-old, single-level building with 12 classrooms and a library. Each classroom currently has 24 students but could possibly seat 32 students. There are currently no portable classrooms but a student enrollment growth is just starting to hit the school.;Enough computers are available for six classrooms and the library immediately, and the intent is to outfit the remaining six classrooms next year. The plan is to make the Internet and some online services available to the students. The computers are current enough to be useful for at least two years.;The library, which is somewhat centrally located, is where the server(s) and router connecting the school to the Internet will be located. The school is exploring the possibility of using twisted pair cabling (CAT5) for their network and is looking for your recommendation.;Is their choice of twisted pair the best solution for the school's network?;What are the benefits to using this kind of cable?;What are the limitations?;Select at least 2 other network mediums and include the following in your assignment;Provide an overview of the medium;What are the benefits and limitations to the selected medium?;Is this a better choice for the school than their selection of twisted pair cabling? Explain your reasoning.;How many connections/IP addresses does the school need immediately? How many might it eventually need for the initial seven rooms? How many could it need if it gets enough computers for the entire school? Exact numbers aren't expected, but you should be able to estimate pretty close from the data provided.


Paper#71583 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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