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Assessment item 3 Network Design (Research) Value: 5% Due date: 30-Apr-2018 Return date: - Length: XXXXXXXXXXwords Submission method options Interact2 Discussion Board Task In this assessment, you are...

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Assessment item 3
Network Design (Research)
Value: 5%
Due date: 30-Apr-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 are also required 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.
Network Design (Implementation)
Value: 25%
Due date: 13-May-2018
Return date: 05-Jun-2018
Submission method options
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 e
ors 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
owsing www.YOUR from client PC, DNS must resolve this URL to IP address of WEB Serve
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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Executive Summary
The setup and configuration of network in Cisco Packet Tracer is a process to configure the router, switches, PCs and servers for the applications related with the network communication and services such as Domain name resolution, dynamic host control protocol and web services. The problem is here to setup a network in cisco packet tracer with the following specification.
1. Router – 2 Nos.
2. Switch – 2 Nos.
3. Server – 3 Nos. (DNS, Web and DHCP)
4. PCs – 4 Nos.
Network Interface – Serial – Between Roueters, fastethernet between the PCs, Servers and Switches
The setup of above mentioned network devices and connection between the devices are taken as per the mentioned connectivity. Once the setup and connection of devices are established then IP Addressing for each of device and interface is taken out. The Addresses for PCs, Servers, Router Interfaces are configured, Default gateway, DNS server Address etc are configured on all the servers and client PCs.
The testing of the connectivity between the client own network interface, local router interface, remote router interface and servers are done by ping command. The trace route from the client PC to Server is performed by tracert command in Cisco Packet Tracer and result is attached in this report.
The network services are configured with following different categories of services with the dedicated servers.
1. Domain Name Resolution Service by onto the DNS serve
2. Dynamic Host Control Protocol Service onto DHCP Serve
3. Web Services on Web Serve
4. Packet Filtering services on Router B Network
These all services are configured as per the given specification and standard. The results of the configuration and testing functions are attached with this report.
Task 1. Setting up a Network
The network setting is taken under the Cisco Packet Tracer. The network in Cisco Packet Tracer is setup by two routers, two switches and four Desktop PC units, serial and fastethernet connections. Three different dedicated servers are also taken.
Basically, there are two different networks are taken to be setup by two routers of Cisco 1841 series routers. The network addresses of two different networks are and respectively. The network screenshot is presented as follows.
IP Address Allocation
The allocation of IP addresses for the network devices as configured above are defined under the given table.
    Device/Interface Name
    IP Address
    Router A Serial0/0/0 interface
    Router B Serial0/0/0 interface
    Router A Gateway Fastethernet0/0 interface
    Network A PC0
    Network A PC1
    Network A PC2
    Network A PC3
    Router B Gateway Fastethernet0/0 interface
    Network B DNS Serve
    Network B Web Serve
    Network B DHCP Serve
Activities With Screenshot
1. Configuration of PC, Server and Router...

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