[K12OSN] D Day

Terrell Prude', Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Tue Jun 1 11:41:08 UTC 2004

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


daniel.hunt at 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 at 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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