The headquarters of ABC threads, which is a large Textile Company located in Dallas, Texas has its network administrator, based in Houston. Mac is the network administrator and was conducting a routine maintenance on the network. While conducting the maintenance Mac came across a ticket opened by an employee. On further investigation Mac figured out that the complaint was that the employee was facing trouble in connecting to the network.

As the network administrator, Mac then began a trace in order to capture the communications from the employee (client IP host) that cannot connect to the rest of the company network or on the other side of the local router.

Additionally, the employee is able to communicate with all the other local systems without any issues except for the client IP host which is not able to connect.


On the basis of your understanding of the scenario, create a 2- to 3-page report in a Microsoft Word document that addresses the following:

  • What are possible issues based on the information provided?
  • What kind of information would a network administrator look for in the trace file that was captured from the IP Host to the local router?
  • What are expected modifications to be made in order for the IP Host to communicator through the router?
  • What security considerations should be made or implemented in order to secure the communication of the network?

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