This problem should be done in a small group with a
maximum of two people, though you can do it by yourself. You want your
write ups to be a couple pages for each problem. Succinctness is important,
and you're likely to want to number your responses to coincide with the
questions. But try to use complete sentences when reasonable.
(30 PTS) 1. You can make sue of a
wireless home network for this problem.
- Draw a diagram of a relatively
small wireless network focusing on a single AP
- Describe how this AP is connected
to the larger internet
- How is security/access done?
Is there encryption?
- Have you seen the system get
bogged down with too many users? What is it
- Have you seen difficulties with
losing the signal? What sorts of things seem
to be the source of these difficulties?
- Does the AP have an IP address?
- Is it static?
- Do the client devices have IP
- If they do, how are they
- If they don't how does the AP
identify the client?
(70 PTS) 2. You are likely to want to work on the
same outside computer network as you did for homework 1.
But you need to work on a network other than
- Identify the name and IP address of the main
DNS server on this network.
- Identify the name and IP address of the default
gateway for a particular computer on the network.
- Identify the type of network operating system
and describe the overall approach used to set security through
- Identify the main server used for username and
- Identify the servers used for username and
password validation if there isn't just a single main server used
- discuss how security is configured for making
use of other services For example,
- library databases
- specific application software
- database access
- servers that provide upgrades and fixes
- Describe how IP addresses are assigned to
client machines on the network.
- Discuss the presence of subnets and the
appropriate subnet mask if used.
- Describe how a web request from a client gets
to the web server and back.
- Describe how the network is secured in terms
of firewalls and/or routers.
- Describe strengths and weaknesses about the
network, largely focusing on the issues you've developed in this