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    Outline the development of a high level computer network design for the Bead Bar. Include the network topology that you think should be used, the network architecture, and the advantages and drawbacks that the recommended network would provide to the organization (Suspend judgment when determining the networks topology and architecture). Use the headings/sections provided in Appendix E to organize the paper as well as the specific requirements/topics to address in each section.

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    For Bead Bar the network topography that is recommended is star topography. The reason for the selection of this topography is that the disabling of any node will not effect the rest of the network. Once, the central node has been taken care of the system functions. For Bead Bar the selected architecture is the autonomic network architecture. The reason is that Bead Bar must be able to expand when it wants and the maintenance of the network should not use too much of manpower. The autonomic network architecture is the architecture of tomorrow and will support Bead Bar in its expansion efforts.

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    Network Topology:
    The network topology that I will use for Bead Bar will have each of the node of the network linked to a center node with a point-to-point connection. The data that will be sent between the nodes will be sent to the center node, this will be a switch that will transmit once again the data to some or even all nodes of the network. This network will follow the principles of broadcast multi-access network. This topology will support Ethernet configuration.
    In case of Bead Bar if the operations of the company expand it may become necessary to replace the switch with a suitable computer for its central point. The design of this topology with be that of a 'hub and spokes'. What is important is that the data of Bead Bar will pass through the hub or the connector before it continues to its destination. The concentrator will manage and control all the functions of the network. In Bead Bar, the concentrator should be located at the head office of the company. The cable used with this will be optic fiber cable.
    The justification for Bead Bar is that in case of star topology, Bead Bar must concentrate its security on the hub. Even if a node does not function the entire network will not be affected. This is important because maintaining the connectivity of the Bead Bar network is important for the business and growth of Bead Bar.

    This material is taken from the website: http://www.computerhope.com" Also known as a star network, a star topology is one of the most common network setups where each of the devices and computers on a network connect to a central hub. A major disadvantage of this type of network topology is ...

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    This posting describes the development of a computer network design for Bead Bar... It also gives you the network topology and architecture. ..