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Alex Mothersole Assignment 2 P3 ID 70091194

Produce a design for a computer network

Hardware and software components

Hardware Role How would they communicate and


connect to each other
Power supply unit Convert AC to DC voltage to the motherboard. The power supply is the crucial piece
because without it the rest of the
internal hardware cant function so it
converts the power from AC to DC.
Monitor It allows you to see the programmes They are visual to communicate with
other people
Keyboard It allows you to input to the computer It allows you to input data into the
computer
Mouse It allows you to control the cursor It allows you to control the mouse

Network interface card It allows you to give you WI-FI It allows you to get Wi-Fi signal
Printer It allows you to print pictures and text A Computer can be connected to a
printer
Scanner It allows you to scan documents If you want to scan youre document
into a scanner it allows you to scan
youre work
Router It allows you to connect multiple A router can form a LAN by connecting
networks devices within a building. Homes and
businesses use a router to connect to
the internet.
Ethernet cable It allows you to connect wired devices An Ethernet cable allows you to
Alex Mothersole Assignment 2 P3 ID 70091194

together to a local network for file connect other devices on a wireless


sharing and internet access. network

The server is a big powerful computer that


connect to a network.
A switch hub connects devices on a computer
network by using packet switching to receive,
process, and forward data to the destination
device.
Ethernet is a network protocol that controls how data is
transmitted over a LAN. Ethernet cables are also
connected into a switch hub from desktop PCs.
Alex Mothersole Assignment 2 P3 ID 70091194

Test Plan

Tes Action/Test Purpose Expected Comment/


t Data Result Verified
No.
1.0. Ping To check if the To return 4
1 Computer A computer can packets
see itself

1.0. Test To check if both To return 4


2 Computer B computers can packets
from a communicate.
Alex Mothersole Assignment 2 P3 ID 70091194

1.0. To check the By making sure


3 computers that the
are computers are
connected fully connected
1.0. Check the To make sure it
4 users login has a username
works and a password
1.0. Check the To make sure
5 users have that users have
access to access to
network network
resources resources
1.0.
6