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Re: [K12OSN] D Day



In that case, you're all set! It's just plug, play, and save. Now the computer teacher has no excuse, since the infrastructure's already there to support it.

Your email address tells me that you're in Ireland. You can, therefore, tell your computer teacher that even some of us Yanks are smart enough to see the benefits, and there's no way you can let the Yanks be ahead of you like that. :-D

--TP

daniel hunt iibbank ie wrote:

There are two rooms - each with about 22/23 clients, so I'll be using 2x24
Switches, each with a Gig-E port, connected to a dedicated Network card on
the server. Each on it's own subnet.

I'm sure that the rooms have Cat5 cabling - it was recently recabled (2
years ago) and I really doubt that the company would have scimped on that!

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrell Prude', Jr. [mailto:microman cmosnetworks com]
Sent: 01 June 2004 12:32
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] D Day


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.








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