Project 1 (Due 09/19 11:59pm)
- Austin Albright, (doc), pay
attention to the design, the design justification, and the citation
- Chris Rathgeb, (pdf), pay attention
to the design.
Note: You need to submit your project report through the submission site before midnight of the due date.
Task 1: Make an Ethernet cable yourself.
You are required to make the cable within 20-minute period of time in FH422 (the networking lab). The TA will be there to check you out. You can gather as many references as you can prior to the checkout. The checkout time is Sep. 11, 13, 18 (10:00am-12:00pm).
Report: Write a 1 to 2 page report describing the following:
- What are the pros and cons between twisted pair and coaxial cable? What kind of application use which media?
- So far, how many different twisted pair technologies have been implemented with what kind of bandwidth?
- Which of the 8 pins of RJ45 are for transmission and which are for receiving? And which pins are connected to which color-coded wire?
Task 2: Design a Home Network
- There are two laptops (with built-in network card and wireless card, 2 USB ports, built-in modem), one desktop (with modem only), and one printer in the house. (Note that the operating system installed on these computers shouldn't affect your design. The assumption is that if the design works under windows, it SHOULD work under Linux as well.)
- The house has one telephone line.
- The house has cable TV.
Requirement: Design a home network such that multiple users can access the Internet and the printer at the same time.
- Budget: initial setup should cost no more than $350 (not including monthly fees)
- Easy to construct (that is, not much reorganization of the house needs to be made)
- A downstream data rate of at least 1 Mbps (in theory)
Report: By following your design in the report, a customer can actually build the network within one week including the time to order the parts. Your report should also provide convincing arguments why you choose this specific setup.