[K12OSN] D Day

Terrell Prude', Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Tue Jun 1 11:31:37 UTC 2004

You will need to make sure that all your clients are running 100BaseTX, 
FDX (that means "switched", not "hub'd"), and that the server is on 
nothing less than Gig-E.  If you don't have a network switch capable of 
doing this, consider the Amer.com SR48G2i, which does this with aplomb 
(I tested one this weekend).  It's basically a Cisco Catalyst 3548 
without the heart-attack price tag, and it'll handle all 45 of your 
clients plus your server on one switch.

Also make sure that all of your 100BaseTX drops are actually Cat 5 or 
better.  We're still upgrading our schools' wiring plants to Cat 5e now, 
and with good reason; there's still some Cat 3 sittin' out there.  You 
don't want to even think of running 100BaseTX across such inadequate 
wiring.  I made that mistake *once.*  If that's already taken care of, 
then my apologies; I just wanted to make sure that cost was factored in 
there as well.


daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie wrote:

>No - unfortunately I don't have the time for that - I'll be there for only
>30 minutes, and most of that will be talking about the hardware upgrades
>neccessary for the network. Although, and I've only just thought of this,
>the PC upgrades won't be neccessary if he goes for K12
>-----Original Message-----
>From: cliebow at downeast.net [mailto:cliebow at downeast.net]
>Sent: 01 June 2004 11:59
>To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
>Subject: Re: [K12OSN] D Day
>can you show him the possibilities of remote access from home windows 
>machines to all documents.using winscp..So you could start a paper at 
>school.dl it to home machine..work in it and ship at back to school..
>platform independent...really cool..chuck

More information about the K12OSN mailing list