Threaded Case Study

General Requirements


      Local Area Network (LANs) build at each department or personnel.

      Wide Area Network (WANs) provide connection to every department or personnel.

      Internet can be access at any department or personnel

      Network implementation will have to continue to be functional for a minimum of 7-10 years.

      All design consideration include:

o       100x (times) growth in the LAN throughput

      LAN systems Initial implementation design require:

o       1 Mbps to every host inside the network

o       100 Mbps to the server host inside the network

      The OSI layer 3 and layer 4 protocols allowed:

o       Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP)

Local Area Network (LANs):

      Local area network segments will be implemented in:

o       Each Department

o       Personnel

      The transport speed required:

o       Ethernet 10Base-T

o       Ethernet 100Base-TX

o       Ethernet 100Base-FX

      Horizontal cabling CAT-5 UTP be tested to accommodate 100 Mbps

      Cabling infrastructure:

o       TIA/EIA 568-A

o       TIA/EIA 569-A

Computer Hardware Requirements & Specifications



Operating System


Attached Devices

Application Software

Administration (PC)

Win XP

Compaq PC, 256 MB RAM, 2.4 G Pentium Processor

Printer, Microphones

Photoshop, Norton System Works, MS Office

Admin (Laptop)

Win 2000

Toshiba Pentium III, 256 MB RAM


Norton System Works, MS Office.


Win XP and Win 2000

2.4 G Pentium Processor, 256 MB RAM

Printer, Scanner, Digital Camera.

Photoshop, CorelDraw, Dreamweaver, Namo, Homestead Site builder. Fireworks. Norton System Works.


Win 2000

1.8 G Pentium Processor, 128 MB RAM

Printer, Webcam, Microphones

Outlook, Norton System Works, MS Office


Win 2000

Pentium III Processor, 128 MB RAM


Outlook, Norton System Works, MS Office


Win 2000

Pentium III, processor, 128 MB RAM


Outlook, Norton System Works, MS Office

1 Nokia 10/100 mbps DSL Modem

1 7-Port Router w/ Print Server

2 Port Switch

            Each PC is connected with an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).