LANs Gust Dimoulias 11/16/2016 6:33:03 PM I would say, because this is such a small store, I'd use wireless (802.11). Two Access Points (APs) could cover the entire store. The computers acting as cash registers will be able to communicate seamlessly with the inventory computer. RE:LANs Brandon Crichlow 11/21/2016 8:06:08 AM Gust, I agree that two to three WAPs should be sufficient. I'd recommend 802.11ac for the fastest speeds. What I would add to th
4/25/2017 Topic Print View (NEXT(de92cda1295245f69b14f0548c26929e))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=9000009649548&sortBy=Title&sortOrder=Ascending&isViewSelected=F… 23/26 conversation would be security measures. You can't place your cash registers and inventory system in the network will out it. As part of the design I would also have Sally purchase a hardware firewall and some type of intrusion protection. The integrity of the data for Sally would be the most important. RE:LANs Gust Dimoulias 11/23/2016 9:15:08 PM Brandon, I agree, a firewall is essential to keeping the data secure. With the store being so small though do you believe a hardware firewall would be necessary? I think if we kept it relatively simple we could minimize the bandwidth usage on the network and keep Sally's data safe. Sally’s Shoes Khalid Farouk Fandi 11/16/2016 9:08:35 PM To improve performance of her LAN, Sally needs to be able to understand her LAN and where potential problems could occur. To do this, you must be able to locate items like bottlenecks that are usually in network servers or circuits. Performance can also be improved by upgrading software and hardware or even the computers that are being used, which can increase server performance. You can also increase circuit capacity by upgrading to faster circuits or increasing the number that you currently have LANs Reshma Ratnani 11/16/2016 9:40:41 PM I would recommend a Wireless LAN, considering that a typical WiFi router using 2.4GHz band can transmit up to 150ft (46m) indoors and 300ft (92m) outdoors. And usually Dual band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) have enhance range transmission, we can consider that it could cover the store area easily, although more than one router can be installed to cover the whole area. A WLAN would create a easy and flexible architecture allowing to move the computers in the best places whenever she needs to redesign the store, upgrading is easy and cheap too. To ensure and enhance security in her WLAN, as she is going to use for her Cash registers, I would recommend following some steps: Choose a strong and unique password for the wireless network; Increase the security by enabling network encryption; Disable the wireless network when store is closed; Choose a strong password for the network administrator as well; Disable Remote Access; Keep your router’s software uptodate; Protect the devices that connect most frequently to your wireless network; Lock the MAC addresses that can connect to the WiFi Router; Enable and use a good and uptodate firewall.
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