Network Topology Assignment
In this activity, you will examine your current home network, and detail its structure in both a physical and logical network topology.
Activity Outcome: By completing this activity, you should be able to
1. Demonstrate understanding of physical and logical network design and topologies
Here is an example of a home network
Take a few minutes to explore your current home or apartment network, how many devices are there accessing the network? How many devices are transporting data across your LAN and out to the internet? How are these devices connected to each other? Remember to include Alexa and Google devices, Smart TV, Apple TVs and any other devices like tablets and cell phones.
Use the drawing tool of your choice (I used Google Drawings, but you can draw on paper and take a picture then upload if you prefer), and create a physical topology of the main floor of your home. Place any network-connected devices and show how they are connected. Then, take that information and create a logical topology of the same network. Notice how the logical topology doesn't look the same, and isn't restricted to physical location?
· Use a logical system for object shapes/colors and line types/colors (Include a key!)
· It doesn't have to be perfect, so long as it can be understood by anyone reading it!
· Be sure to identify ports and port numbers for your device connections (not as critical in a wireless network)
Keep in mind, as we move forward, there are more pieces of information we should add to our physical and logical topologies, this is a starting point to work from throughout the month. There are also industry standard symbols which are used for various devices, so take a moment to research these, and see if you can place them appropriately. We will be discussing this de facto iconography throughout the month.
Have fun! My topologies are just a visual guide, please feel free to follow your own design principles - just be sure to include any information you feel is relevant.
You should upload two documented drawings - a physical topology and a logical topology diagram.