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Lab 4: Connecting Point A to Point B
1. How should an Internet connection be made for the current campus? Why did you select this option over the others? AT&T is the carrier providing service to the existing campus as well as the new campus. Examine the offerings for Internet access to select the one that should be used. (10 points)
I think internet connection should be made using (DSL) and Broadband. I decided on this option because AT&T’s Digital Subscriber Line service (DSL) offers highly secure, high-speed, cost-effective business Internet connectivity over existing landlines without interrupting voice services. AT&T Broadband ...view middle of the document...
For short distances and in urban areas, fiber has its place.
Network bridge connections can be in a Point to Point or Point to Multi-Point configuration and can provide fast, secure connectivity for data, voice and video applications. Wireless bridges are especially suited to organizations with large campus sites and multiple buildings where traditional connection methods may be difficult.
5GHz Wireless Bridge:
* Better for higher data rate applications and where there is no clear line of sight between the base station and subscribers.
* Can be the back-bone connection to multiple wireless ‘Hot-spots’ around a town or area.
* Used to deliver community-wide broadband in urban and rural areas where a Point of Presence is then extended to a number of subscribers - typically businesses around the town or area.
* Antennas are usually sector type, typically 120 degree beam width.
* Can deliver both IP Ethernet data and E1 voice (including IP based CCTV).
FSO is a line-of-sight technology that uses invisible beams of light to provide optical bandwidth connections that can send and receive voice, video, and data information. FSO can transmit voice, data, and video at bandwidths up to 1.25 Gbps which is perfect for smaller networks. This optical connectivity doesn't require expensive fiber-optic cable or securing spectrum licenses for radio frequency (RF) solutions. FSO...