The Wireless Local Area Network also referred to as WLAN is a type of network based on the 802.11 proposed solution of The Rapid Freight network. This infrastructure is to ensure that the company securely connects to different local offices within the US. The architecture designed below ensures that the current infrastructure is utilized and well used. The infrastructure such as the telephone ones will not be replaced but they will be implemented.
The WLAN architecture designed in this solution has two main type of networks; the internal WLAN and Authorized Vistor WLAN. The WLAN for the business is aimed at enabling the employees of Rapid Freight to connect to internal network while goods are on transit. This architecture ensures that locations of the company are connected to the internal networks. The drivers and those in the head offices are able to communicate with each other. The customers are also connected to the internal network in order to track their orders. The authorized access from different offices has the opportunity to access the network of an organization wirelessly. Clients who are far away from the organization’s offices or control are also able to connect to the network wirelessly.
The drivers use PDAs to scan the products hence need a secure and fast speed network connectivity. The network infrastructure will use WIMAX 802.16a. WIMAX 802.16a technology is capable of transmitting over 70 Mbps for a distance of 30 miles. The FRC has a standard for WIMAX 802.16a technology that 2-11 GHz is usually a wireless technology which will be implemented to become a (MAN) Wireless Metropolitan Area Network technology.
The network architecture is designed for a medium size company such as the Rapid Freight company which has about 47 officers. The network is estimated to connect about 1,500 clients simultaneously. The technical part of this configuration is to have authorized access controls to the WLAN. For the clients who want to tract their orders, the design has a separate network to offer controlled internal access to authorized clients. There will be two types of network architecture; internal and authorized visitors architecture.
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