Network Design for Small Office Essay

3739 Words Jun 29th, 2015 15 Pages
Introduction: - A small business network design will of course be a function of the number of users, and the programs that make it up. For most small businesses a peer to peer network with a file server, a router, and a few workstations will be adequate.
Your file server can basically be a standard PC that you consider to be your file server.

Small Office Network
Internet – ISP Wire to office
Modem Translates electronic data
Router Disperses electronic data
Network Adaptor Required for each Computer
Wired NIC (network interface card) or Ethernet card

Wireless Wireless Adaptor

With this configuration you can use the file server as locker for all of your data and set up online backup software to back it up
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This is the device that gets your public IP (internet protocol) address
Normally has no firewall protection

What is a Router
Connects one network to another … Sometimes called a “Gateway”
Connects your computer to the internet (cable modem or DSL Line) – keeps LAN traffic local
Routers keep track of IP addresses and physical (MAC) addresses of hosts
IP (Internet Protocol) address … your computers internet address
MAC (Media Access Control) … id for each physical communication device
What is an Access Point
A point where computers access a network
Device which links wireless users to network
Transmits and receives data (Transceiver)
Bridge between wireless and wired networks
Can be linked together to cover broad area
No security or firewall implemented
What is a Firewall
A device that filters

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