White, C. (2016). Data Communications and Computer Networks: A Business User’s Approach (8th ed.). Independence, KY: Cengage Learnings
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
LAN to MAN
- Complete the thinking outside the box assignment number 1 on page 268 of your textbook by researching the requirements needed to connect a LAN to a MAN.
- Write at least a two page paper in current APA format that provides the steps required to make the transition, new equipment that needs to be installed, and includes two different network diagram that show the interconnection between the LAN and MAN; one diagram should be for a SONET based network and the other for a Ethernet based network.
Assignment number 1 on page 268
Your company has a number of interconnected local area networks within a single building. Also in the building in a router that connects the LANs on an Internet service provider using a couple of T-1 telephone line. Your company is considering replacing the T-1s with a connection to a metropolitan area network. Show the interconnection of the LANs, the MAN, and the Internet, assuming the MAN is SONET based. Would the interconnection be different in the MAN wee Ethernet based? Explain?