Fundamentals of Local Area Networks

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1. A family wishes to connect several devices to share an internet connection and a Bluetooth wireless printer. They have three personal computers. One is in the same room as the printer. The other two are together in another room. In addition, they want to utilize the network for an internet-enabled television and a VoIP phone.
• Describe what network device or devices you would recommend they purchase and explain why.
My recommendations for this family are to subscribe to a cable internet or DSL service provider. They will need a modem which acts as the gateway for their network. I would have then purchase a wireless Concurrent dual band 802.11n router and wiring that connect the modem to the router. This would allow them to connect
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The following devices make up my network a cable modem, this act as the gateway to the internet. A wireless router this device connects all the computers and printer to my network, allowing them to communicate and access the internet. Through the wireless access to the network, they will also have access to the print server, which is housed on the main computer, and thus the printer.

References:
Kay, R.(2006). UWB, Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15.3 Retrieved from: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/110298/UWB_Bluetooth_and_IEEE_802.15.3 White, C. (2011). Data Communications and Computer Networks. (6th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Unit 5 Assignment Rubric
Project Requirements|Possible Points|Earned Points|
A family wishes to connect several devices to share an internet connection and a bluetooth wireless printer. They have three personal computers. One is in the same room as the printer. The other two are together in another room. In addition, they want to utilize the network for an internet-enabled television and a VoIP phone. Describe what network device or devices you would recommend they purchase and explain why. Also describe the media utilized. Note, you are not required to detail the topology utilized, but thinking about this will help you to choose and justify your device choices. |15||
An enterprise level company

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