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ASSESSMENT 03 Network Design (Research) Value: 5% Due date:0 2-May-2018 Return date: - Length: XXXXXXXXXXwords Submission method options Interact2 Discussion Board Task In this assessment, you are...

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Network Design (Research)


Due date:02-May-2018

Return date:-

Length: XXXXXXXXXXwords

Submission method options

Interact2 Discussion Board


In this assessment, you are required to read Assessment 4 (Research Network Design) and research a range of options/methods that can be used for network designing in Assessment 4. Based on your research you are required to post your views on pros and cons of each available option for the completion of Assessment 4 and select an option that you will use to complete that assessment.

In your post you must also justify the reasons behind your selection. Your post will be marked on:

  • Expressing your professional viewpoint on the topic.
  • Justifying your viewpoint with valid and credible evidence.

You arealsorequired to provide constructive comments on at least one other student's post.The final marks for this assessment will be provided along with Assessment 4.


This assessment has been designed to assist students with the completion of the 4th assessment task "Research Network Design" by researching the various available tools/methods.

Regular posting also opens peer to peer learning opportunities that will also prove to be helpful for problem solving some of the upcoming tasks that students will encounter later in this subject. This assessment item aims to assess the following learning objectives of this subject:

  • be able to explain how data flows through the internet;
  • be able to ascertain and evaluate selection of applications and protocols for transferring data across the internet; and
  • be able to discuss the evolution and ongoing change of the internet.


· The forum task has been created to encourage a constructive learning environment.

· When commenting on each other’s forum posts, please make sure you are being relevant, constructive and polite. Your comments on each other’s posts should stay relevant to the topic and must not bejudgingthe other person’s ability and grasp of the subject matter. Please also refer to the marking criteria regarding comments as it may assist everyone to stay focused when commenting on each other’s posts.

· Please also note that this assessment is asking for your reflections/thoughts and understanding of the topic. Therefore, refrain from directly copying and pasting from other sources. I encourage wider reading to increase your knowledge base however proper referencing guidelines MUST be followed (please refer to the APA referencing guide in student resources) otherwise your work can be reported for plagiarism.

· We have a very diverse learning group with students from different parts of the world, and it is important to respect that with such a diverse group, everyone’s ability to express themselves in written language can vary. Therefore, it is important torespectdiversity and opinions different from yours, no matter where they come from. Let us all also be mindful that written communication can be easily misinterpreted, therefore please be careful and avoid using strong words so we don’t cause confusion and/or anxiety for our peers.

Assessment item 4

Network Design (Implementation)


Due date:13-May-2018

Return date:05-Jun-2018

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Alternative submission method


This is a practical assessment and will enhance and test your practical skills related to the subject topic. You are required to set up a simple network using minimum three PCs and minimum two routers, or use simulation software to set up the same network.
To complete this assessment you are expected to refer to information beyond the text book. This assignment is open; in that you are free to choose the devices or software you use to complete the specified tasks. Students are expected to accomplish this task by utilising the necessary commands discussed in lectures and also described in the prescribed text book.

There are numerous web sites available that discuss Linux networking. You are expected to list your sources of information for the different tasks. When completing this project, you may encounter errors or experience difficulties getting your setup to work. If this occurs, your challenge is to analyse why they happen and report on how you solved the problems you encountered.

Additional information will be provided for technology options to use in creating this lab closer to the assessment due date.

Task 1 - Setting up a Network

You are required to set up a network consisting of PCs, routers and servers. You need to configure routing between routers (minimum two routers required). The routers will have multiple network interfaces. The PC (client) will be connected to one of the router's interfaces and other PCs (servers) will be connected to the second router's interface.
Client <--> Router <--> Router <--> Server(s)

Setup separate server for each application/service. Each side of the router will be in its own LAN (or WAN) segment and should have a different network address, use ONLY private IP address ranges to design this network.

Perform the following activities and support your workings with screenshots [10 marks]:
1. Configure the PC, Server and Router interfaces with appropriate network addressing;
2. Configure routing (IP packet forwarding) on the routers;
3. On the client ping the client's own network interface, then the local router gateway interface, then the remote router interface, then the server;
4. Use the traceroute command from the client to the server. Include results of the traceroute in your submission.

Task 2 – Configuring Network Services
Using the same network topology that you have setup in Task 1, perform the following additional activities [15 marks]:

1. DHCP: Configure DHCP on the server and show that the client PC has successfully received an IP Address and other network parameters (default router, netmask, DNS) using DHCP;
2. WEB Server:Configure a WEB server on dedicated machine, with URL as www.YOUR
3. DNS: Configure a DNS Server on the server device and demonstrate that forward and reverse DNS are working from the client PC; test DNS Server by browsing www.YOUR from client PC, DNS must resolve this URL to IP address of WEB Server
4. Firewall:Configure traffic filtering on the router to block TCP traffic only between one of the client PC and WEB Servers, and provide evidence of such traffic filtering.

A series of screen shots with commentary on each of the required tasks is to be submitted. The submission must include a comprehensive explanation of each task and all the commands used along with the output (or final result) in report format

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Abr Writing answered on May 06 2020
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary    2
Task 1    3
PC    3
Router1 IP    3
Router2    4
Server IP    4
Static Routing on Router1 and Router 2    5
PING Check    6
Traceroute command to server    8
Task 2    9
DHCP Server Configuration    9
Web Server    10
DNS configuration    13
Firewall setup    14
References    16
Executive Summary
Cisco packet tracer is the software tool on which we are simulating the entire network scenario, this helps in developing the real-world networks and easily able to manage them. This helps in finding what if analysis in the network.
Task 1
The layout of the network would be in such manner, the network is laid down with straight cable using to connect from switch to PC and Server, Routers are connected using the Serial wire.
Assigning the IP addresses of the networking devices:
The IP address assigned:
IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Router1 IP
2nd interface IP
2nd interface
Server IP
Static Routing on Router1 and Router 2
Static Routing is the routing mechanism where the router uses the paths that are configured manually instead of RIP or dynamic routing traffic routing. These routes are configured by administrator with building the routing table, this might not be the case for every time. The static routing the are fixed they do not change when there is change in the network or it is being reconfigured. The static and dynamic routing...

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