Essay about It244 Final

1707 Words Sep 9th, 2012 7 Pages
Acme WAN Design
Bryan Kidder
9-1-2012
IT 242
Acme Manufacturing is an up-and-coming company that is now expanding to China, as well as other locations throughout the United States. The company will have the need for new equipment, a set-up appropriate for all locations to be able to communicate together on a weekly basis, and security is a priority. With the headquarters being located in Atlanta, GA, they house the corporate operations, marketing, administrative staff, and accounting personnel. The engineering and sales departments are located across the street from the headquarters building. There are distribution offices in Chicago, Phoenix, and New York and the plant is in China. All of these places need the ability to communicate
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Subnet In order for all locations to be able to communicate and still be secure Acme needs to implement IP addresses and subnets. The IP address will provide connectivity and communication and the subnets will provide security. This way separate divisions cannot access other division’s information. An example being the marketing division can not access human resources information. As a result, the company would be able to operate their network using an IP address range from 128.0.0.0 to 191.255.255.255, which would essentially allow the company to maintain 65,000 hosts that would be able to operate on 16,000 different networks. By doing this, the company would be able to designate each site with its own IP addresses, which would essentially make it easier to classify each of the company’s network locations. In addition, the company would also be able to assign various subnets to its networks in an attempt to increase the number of available IP addresses that could be used. As a result, the company would need to use a default subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, since this subnet mask would permit the company to operate on 254 subnets with the ability access 254 hosts per subnet. By doing this, the range of subnets that the company would have available would be from 255.255.0.0 to 255.255.255.255. However, each subnet, as well as network would have to designate one IP address for its broadcasting address in, which would be the network

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