Answer to Question #59335 in Computer Networks for DJKovesh
ASC is a small company that has a network of 30 computers. They are currently using a 100BaseT network that is wired with Cat 6 Plenum cable. Their computers were purchased 6 years ago from Dell. They have single Intel i3 processors, 2 GB RAM, and 500 GB HDs. The network has two 24 port hubs and a gateway router that connects them to a cable modem. Most of the computers are used for order processing and inventory control. They are in a workgroup called ASC, with all HDs and printers shared. The manufacturing plant has computerized equipment that is on a separate network that is self-contained/isolated. You are hired as a consultant to update the network. Propose an upgrade to this architecture. Describe the components you recommend and how the network would be configured. Your goal is a network that will support them for the next 5 years. The information in this mini-case is limited, so you will have to make assumptions. Document any assumptions.