Case study regarding WAN
Posted on 2003-03-30
A small company located in Singapore with 8 staffs are engaged in distributing equipments to distributors locally and in the Asean countries. Two salesmen need to travel to the Asean countries to promote and sell their products. These salesmen will need to access information from the HQ. They also need to access their emails. The company also allow its regular distributors to place on-line orders for its products. The company like to a have web presence so that potential customers can view the corporate information and products. Based on the current WAN technologies and faciities propose a networking infrastructure to support this business venture.
Hi could anyone give suggestions on my solution? I intend to allow the mobile users and regular distributors connect to the HQ using VPN. And connect to the local ISP using SDSL as webhosting and email services are needed. A leased line is too expensive for such a small company. Also, where should my web server be placed as it is for public access? Is the idea of using the Linksys router integrated with VPN alright? Or is it not feasible as the regular distributors will need the router too and they may not be willing to invest? Sorry i think my answer may be wrong but I'm a student just starting on WAN.. Also what speed should I subscribe for my SDSL line? Is 512K for the 6 staff at the HQ plus webhosting? Thanks alot!! Sorry that I only have 40pts to give