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I HAVE 3 BUILDINGS. ONE BUILDING IS TWO STORIES WITH 5 WORKSTATIONS AND 1 SERVER ON EACH FLOOR. THE 2ND BUILDING IS 3 STORIES SAME AMOUNT ON EACH FLOOR. BUILDING 1 & 2 ARE APPROX. 185 METERS AWAY. 3RD BUILDING IS 2 STORIES WIRH SAME AMOUNT OF WS ON EACH FLOOR BUT IS ABOUT 500 MILES AWAY. HOW WOULD I NETWORK THEM ALL. MONEY IS NOT IMPORTANT?

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by Maelgwyn In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

I would put Fiber Optical cabling between the first two buildings, and maybe a WAN link (via an ISDN or Cable Link). Beween the workistations, I would use UTP to a central switch. THese than would go to the server on the lower level. Mirror this for the other buildings. Between the servers I wopuld place a Router to filter the infromation. That should work, but if you need more information, just email me

Hope that answers your question

Maelgwyn

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by CALVINATOR1 In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

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by ckilday In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

My recommendation: I suggest a 24 port fast ethernet switch (with uplink capability) for each of the three buildings. This will allow for some growth. Home run the workstations and servers to the switch. Connect building A & B with fiber, using both of the uplink ports on the switch. With most switches now, you can form a channel which combines the throughput of both uplink ports for better response/performance. You will need two routers for the connection of bldg. C. I suggest either ISDN or Frame Relay for the interconnection as you can start out slow and build up your bandwidth based on need. Cisco 2620's would handle your needs nicely, plus provide some room for growth. You also want to factor in the possibility of a direct connection to an ISP. If you'd like to discuss it in more detail off-net, drop me a line at chris.kilday@ctg.com. Best wishes.
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by ckilday In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

My recommendation: I suggest a 24 port fast ethernet switch (with uplink capability) for each of the three buildings. This will allow for some growth. Home run the workstations and servers to the switch. Connect building A & B with fiber, using both of the uplink ports on the switch. With most switches now, you can form a channel which combines the throughput of both uplink ports for better response/performance. You will need two routers for the connection of bldg. C. I suggest either ISDN or Frame Relay for the interconnection as you can start out slow and build up your bandwidth based on need. Cisco 2620's would handle your needs nicely, plus provide some room for growth. You also want to factor in the possibility of a direct connection to an ISP. If you'd like to discuss it in more detail off-net, drop me a line at chris.kilday@ctg.com. Best wishes.
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by ckilday In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

Sorry for the second posting...ran into some internet difficulty and resubmitted by mistake.
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by CALVINATOR1 In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

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by mdl3 In reply to NETWORK SCENARIO

Building 1&2 you connect using FDDI as your backbone,you will need some hardware too.
Now for building 3 you are gonna need a couple of routers one for location 1&2 and one for building 3,you will need a couple of csu/dsu you will need a frame relay service provider (usually your ISP)or if money isn't and issue you can get as fast as you can afford, you could set up a Cisco router for each location, switches,POP and DNS servers a ISDN redundancy router in case one of the other routers goes down,the implementation of swiching technology will allow for future company's growth without afecting your bandwith and will provide security fetures like VLAN.
That is a very simple way of putting it, but it is much more complicated than just connecting everything toguether, this is to give you an idea of what it takes,hopefully this will help!

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