Computer Science

Computer Science

CIS 1130HardwareInstalling a Physical Network

Learning Objectives

In this lab, you will determine what types of networking hardware are available. When you have completed this lab you will be able to

  • Recognize networking hardware
  • Locate the documentation on the hardware

Lab Materials and Setup

The materials you’ll need for this lab are

  • A Windows PC with Internet access
  • The Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks textbook
  • Pencil and paper

Instructions – Part 1

In today’s hardware lab, you will be working to recognize some common networking hardware based upon images. You will determine what type of hardware it is, see if you can find some documentation on the hardware try to find everything that you can about the equipment. If you cannot figure out a piece of information note that in your answer.

You will need to download the images zip file that goes with this lab in order to complete the lab. You will find the zip file linked along with this assignment.

Task 1: Take a look at the first piece of equipment. Find some information about it.

Equipment #1

What kind of equipment did you get?

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What is the make and model of this equipment?

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What is the MAC / hardware address of this equipment?

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What types of interfaces does this equipment have?

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Equipment #2

What kind of equipment did you get?

_________________________________________________________________________________

What is the make and model of this equipment?

_________________________________________________________________________________

What is the MAC / hardware address of this equipment?

_________________________________________________________________________________

What types of interfaces does this equipment have?

_________________________________________________________________________________

Does this equipment support add-on modules? What kind(s)?

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Equipment #3

What kind of equipment did you get?

_________________________________________________________________________________

What is the make and model of this equipment?

_________________________________________________________________________________

What types of interfaces does this equipment have?

_________________________________________________________________________________

Does this equipment support add-on modules? What kind(s)?

_________________________________________________________________________________

See if you can find some information about this equipment on the web. Enter all the URLs that you find. I want you to study the manuals for a little while before powering the items on. Enter the URLs you find here.

Did you find an installation/configuration manuals?

Write down anything that you were able to do today. Today’s task is simply to understand the equipment and recognize gear when you see it.

Instructions – Part 2

Your manager asks you to research IO GbE solutions and to prepare a presentation of your findings. You should include interfaces and pricing to the network design team.

Task 1: 10 GbE is still in its infancy stages, so the specifications of the various media and interfaces are still in development. Using various resources such as the textbook and the Internet, research and document the following implementations of IO GbE:

  • 10GBase T Cabling:

Cable Details:

Connectors:

Length:

  • 10GBaseSR/SW Cabling

Cable Details:

Connectors:

Length:

  • 10BaseLR/LW Cabling

Cable Details:

Connectors:

Length:

 

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