Axia College Material Appendix B LAN Operating Systems Scenarios Read the three scenarios below, then answer the questions that follow each scenario.
1. You are the network administrator for a new company that has 10 users and plans to add five more users within a year. The files need to be accessed by all 10 users and each user must have different security rights. What kind of network would you install and how would the pieces and components of this network relate to each other? Define each component. .
You are the network administrator for a company that has a peer-to-peer network. How would the pieces and components of this network relate to each other? Define all of the components of this type of network. 3. You are the administrator of a client-server environment.
What kind of network would you install and how would the pieces and components of this network relate to each other? Define each component of a typical client-server environment. 1)The network that I would install is a LAN network.With this network I would have an Operating System, Computers, Ethernet cables, Server, Hub, Printers and Network Adaptors. I will have a server which will be my central computer for all the data. The Hub will be connected to the Server which is where all the Ethernet cables from all the computers will be connected so that everyone has access to the internet as well as to the Operating System. The Network Adaptors will be hooked to all the computers in order to plug the Ethernet cables to all the computers.
The computer will have the network adaptor connected and to it will be connected an Ethernet cable. The other end of the Ethernet cable will connect to the hub and then the hub will be connected to another network adaptor which is connected to another Ethernet cable which runs to the server. By having the network set up this way server will be able to set up who has access to what things on their computer by setting levels of security on each computer. The Operating System will be on all the computers which will ensure that everyone’s computer works the same way. ) In a peer to peer network all the computers will be connected by typically a USB cable. There will always be one computer that is seen as the primary computer which can affect the other computers where as if any of the other computers within the network have a concern it will not affect the others.
By this I mean if the primary computer lost its internet connection all computers in that network would lose their internet connection as well. By using a peer to peer network computers will have access to all the things that are connected to other computers within the network.For instance if computer number one has a printer, number two has a scanner, number three has a fax machine this will mean that every computer within this network can access any of these components within being connected to it because they are connected through the network. This is a great way to utilize all things that you may need to use without being directly connected to the device in which you are utilizing, unfortunately you will still have to be connected to the other computers within the network in order to access the other devices.
)A client server network would be set up with a LAN network and will be connected by several components which will include an Operating system, computers, Ethernet cables, server, hub, printers and network adaptors. The big difference in a client server network compared to most networks is that the database and the applications are stored on the server and not on each individual computer which enables everyone to view all things within the network as well as when there is a change done to anything within the network everyone will be able to see the changes without viewing it on another’s computer.Ethernet cables will connect the computers to the hub which will in turn connect to the server. The network adaptors will be connected to the computers which are where the Ethernet cables will connect and if you have a printer, scanner, etc.
it will be connected to a USB which will be connected to the computers. This system has many advantages over a traditional network because all changes are shared so that if you have a project that you are working on and many people are involved in ensuring the success of the project everyone can make changes and save time making things much more efficient for all users.