Aztrex

 

A professor of computing, operations and systems has his own consulting company.  He also provides some web services for some of his clients.  In addition, he has created a bit of a lab where he can experiment in his basement.  The name of his company is Aztrex.

This professor, who goes by the name Zaiel, has acquired a variety of components.  These are listed in the following table.

 

Function Device/Technology
Windows Server
  • IIS
  • ASP
  • SQL Server
  • Small Business
Gateway 975 - rack mountable
Linux Server
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Email
Gateway 955 - rack mountable
Linux Server
  • Tomcat
  • JSP
  • MySQL
  • Email

 

Gateway 955 - rack mountable
Wired Router/Switch Netgear RP614 4 port 10/100 Cable/DSL
2 Wireless APs 2 Netgear WG602
Wired Switch Netgear FS608 - 8 port 10/100
Network Printer HP 3500
Network Fax/Copier/Scanner/Photo HP Officejet 9100

 

Since this little lab is in his basement he also has to make sure he can get wireless upstairs in the first floor of his home.  This is why he has two APs.

He also has a variety of other desktops and laptops that he connects to his wired switch or through wireless, but these are not as significant.  He prefers to use wires for many applications that require more bandwidth.

Zaiel has also purchased a special small business internet connection.

 

Function Device/Technology
Internet Connection

Comcast Workplace Standard
$145/month
4.0Mbps/384Kbps (download/upload)

Static IP Addresses Static IP - $30 per static IP
  • aztrex.com
  • ethertrex.com
  • celestrex.com

 

The following is a network diagram that represents the major components.

 

 

Notice how Zaiel has connected the servers directly to the router and connected the other things such as printers, computer ports and access points to a switch connected to the router.  This better serves the network activity of the site.

You should also notice that he is configuring two wireless access points.  One is for the lab in the basement, the other is for the upstairs.