Charity

Charity

You have been asked by a local charity retail organization to install a network in its downtown office. It currently has seven PCs running Windows XP Home Edition. They are configured as follows: Pentium 4 at 3.0 GHz 100-GB IDE hard drive 512 MB of memory, floppy drive CD-ROM 64 MB memory video card 1 parallel port, 1 serial port, and 1 USB 2.0 port The charity’s owners are not very concerned about security because the network will share only product inventory information, not information about customers. The owners have asked for a simple, inexpensive network solution that will not require the purchase of new software or personal computers at this initial phase. The charity has volunteers run its stores, and the organization has a limited budget for this initial project. What type of network architecture/model and topology would you recommend, and why? The charity is expected to receive a substantial donation in the near future. This donation will enable it to double the size of its network to 14 PCs. What type of network architecture and topology would you recommend once the organization receives this donation, and why? Be sure to explain in some detail the advantages and disadvantages of the network models that you recommended. What additional software and hardware upgrades would be required? Explain whether they should consider using a network operating system (NOS) and when it would be appropriate. Which NOS would you recommend given the organization's plans? Include in your document a diagram of how the network would be laid out. You can use whatever topology you want in your diagram. Adhere to APA formatting and reference guidelines
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