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NETW410 Week 6 Lab Report

To complete the Week 6 Lab Report, answer the questions below concerning the Network Design Lab Scenario linked from Step 2 of the iLab page.
Please use the template starting on Page 2 and submit it to the Week 6 iLab Dropbox by the due date.

Have fun while learning.
Your Name: Sheryl Livingstone
August 14, 2013
Lab 6: Routing Protocol Selection

Lab Report

1. Complete this table on routing protocols. However, many rows are needed for the routing protocol names. (10 points)

Interior | Exterior |
Distance Vector | Link State | Path Vector |
Standard | Proprietary | Standard | Proprietary | Standard |

2. Should the individual buildings be connected to the Administration Building at Layer 2 or Layer 3? (10 points)

The individual building should be connected to the Administration building at layer 3 because each building has their own subnets in the new IP scheme.

3. If the individual buildings should be connected to the Administration Building at Layer 3, which routing protocol or protocols should be used? (10 points)
When selecting a routing protocol, one important criterion is how quickly the protocol adapts to changes in the network and resource allocation. EIGRP is a distance vector protocol and would be a good routing protocol to use because the network devices are Cisco based. EIGRP is fast, consumes little resources, supports VLSM, and scales well. EIGRP only works with Cisco Systems or you will immediately be faced with multiple routing protocols in your network.

4. Apply the concept of Cisco Enterprise Architecture to the new network design. Which of the six major functional areas apply to this network? Draw a diagram similar to the figure in the textbook in Chapter 3 that illustrates the use of the Cisco Enterprise Architecture for this network. (10…...

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