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Take the challenge, part 11

Take the challenge, part 11

Do you consider yourself a networking expert? Test your knowledge and offer your opinion or advice by responding to the latest Challenge set. Review this list or visit the Networking Challenge forum to answer the latest Challenge questions and complete against your peers for a $25 gift certificate to our bookstore. We'll announce our latest Network Challenge winner on Friday, November 8th.

Challenge question #51: --> --> --> --> .Hgx0aen3thQ.14@.1dcf90b3/261>Differences between LANs and WANs
What are the differences between LANs and WANs that require different topologies? Question submitted by Chris

Challenge question #52: Find site through its IP address
Is there a Web site that you can enter an IP address and find out what Web site it actually is? Let me give you more of an idea of what I mean. I have data from a small non-profit organization that I am trying to interpret. I can view how many hits from Web sites by only their IP addresses. I want to know what sites they are coming from. How do I figure this out?
Question submitted by Jennifer

Challenge question #53: Packet and cell-based communications
What is the difference between packet- and cell-based communications and which one would you recommend me to take as to connect to workstations inside two buildings? What interfaces would be used?
Question submitted by Zubil

Challenge question #54: Suggestions to connect buildings using wireless option
I am planning to install a network to join computer users in two single-story buildings. Building one has 22 computers that will be networked, and Building two has 17. If I were to use a wireless option to join the networks in these two buildings, which one would be the best choice? And how will I connect them?
Question submitted by Baisa

Challenge question #55: Difference in cables
How short could a 1000baseT, or possibly a fiber optics segment be to make a noticeable difference in speed on our 100baseT-based network? Would just a 1000baseT cable running from the file server to the hub make a difference in speed that would off-set the cost of the equipment needed?

We are non-profit helping developmentally disabled children and adults, so cost is a very important consideration to us, an unfortunate circumstance in our society and in the IT arena today. Question submitted by Valley School

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