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TEJ3M - Network Design Challenge

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Introduction:
This assignment required us to design a network map for a new high-tech middle school. We
had to connect the backbone to 4 computer labs that have 4 laser printers and 4 3-D printers
each. 8 laptops along with NICs were also connected to the network. The router needed an
OC-3 connection and a firewall.

QT
Y
Mod
el #
Product Description (brief) Link (URL) Price Cost
80
TE100
-
PCIW
N
TRENDnet 32-Bit PCI 10/100
Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/
applications/SearchTools
/item-
details.asp?EdpNo=3916
55&CatId=587
$17.99 $1439.20
8
USB-
N10
ASUS USB-N10 IEEE WI-FI
Adapter - 802.11N, USB 2.0, EZ
WPS, 150 Mbps

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/
applications/SearchTools
/item-
details.asp?EdpNo=6367
152&csid=_61
$21.70 $173.60
12 27894
Cables to Go 27894 Snagless
Crossover Cable - 14' ft, Cat6,
550 MHz, Orange, RJ45, Male
to Male

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/
applications/SearchTools
/item-
details.asp?EdpNo=4910
688&CatId=434
$9.95 $119.40
1 40390
Cables To Go Velocity Toslink
Optical Digital Cable - 1mtr
(3.3ft)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/
applications/SearchTools
/item-
details.asp?EdpNo=2839
975&CatId=5390
$11.99 $11.99
1 N/A
Cisco 7500 Series Router
http://www.cisco.com/c/e
n/us/products/collateral/r
outers/7500-series-
routers/product_data_sh
eet0900aecd800f5542.ht
ml
N/A N/A
4 GS108
Netgear 8-Port 10/100/1000
Copper Gigabit Network Switch
- 8x Ports, 10/100/1000,
Unmanaged - GS108

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/
applications/SearchTools
/item-
details.asp?EdpNo=2346
60&CatId=2796
$64.97 $259.88
Subtot
al
$2004.07
HST(13
%)
60.12
Total $2064.19


















































Router
Firewall
4 servers
Lab switch uplink Lab switch uplink Lab switch uplink Lab switch uplink
Computer x20 Computer x20 Computer x20 Computer x20
3D printer
Printer
Wireless
Access point
Laptops x8
Printer Printer Printer
3D printer
3D printer
3D printer
150 Mbps
550 MHz


Conclusion:
In conclusion, I learned that creating a network design needs attention to detail as to get the
right products for the job. I learned the purpose of each component, from the router to the
printer, in the role it plays inside the network. I learned how data is transferred, received and
stored from a user the journey that data takes throughout the network. This was a fairly small
network, so I did not encounter too many problems other than making sure everything can
simultaneously work with each other and that I bought the correct products. Through searching
sites such as Tiger Direct I found the parts I needed and I think this won’t be a challenge as I
get more practice creating network diagrams.