How would I set up a local area network

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How would I set up a local area network with a firewall for a Windows network for a medium sized company. I may have 100 users and 10 applications used by at least 80 employees. What topology?

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If you can get a DSL or cable account that’s about all you’ll need for network access to start with. A high end home router can be used for the router and firewall. There are higher end devices that you can look at which will have more options.

If you want a Windows domain look at Windows Small Business Server which will provide you with Exchange, a Windows Domain for Authentication, a SQL Server, etc.

You’ll then just need enough network switches so that you can plug everything in. A couple of 48 port network switches should do the trick.

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