We would never have imagined how popular the Internet cafe would be at the beginning of the Information Age. And Internet cafes also show great potential to us. There is no doubt that Internet cafes are widely used, and Internet is the key of Internet cafes.
We would never have imagined how popular the Internet cafe would be at the beginning of the Information Age. And Internet cafes also show great potential to us. There is no doubt that Internet cafes are widely used, and Internet is the key of Internet cafes. Routers designed for Internet cafe is the key accessing equipment which must support the adaptive features for Internet cafe.
As the key network of Internet cafe, what problems will it solve?
Complexity of Network Topology
Never for a moment are computers in use at an Internet cafe. Generally, there are hundreds of computers in an Internet cafe. However, the bandwidth ISP offers is always not enough for activities at an Internet cafe, include playing games, browsing websites, chatting, watching videos and downloading. As the packet of game is relatively small, high-performance of packet forwarding is required.
High Requirements for Stability
High requirements for stability: Internet cafe is an operating environment which needs high stability. A continuous disconnection leads to the non-stop complaints and the loss of income.
Multiline Connections and Expanding Bandwidth
Internet cafe needs stability and robustness. Once the ISP connection is broken or ceased, the loss will be tremendous.
High Requirements for Security
The popular virus, which is created by malicious act from hackers and can even break through the network blockade, leads the network faults to occur timely. The access device requires vigorous defense capability and data isolation function.
Most Internet cafes are equipped with monitoring server for data capture. However, the more switches connecting in the network, the less useful data it could capture. As a result, port mirroring will be a good choice.
Powerful Management and Monitor
Internet cafe is mainly faced with two problems: the number of network users is not fixed, and the router is always restarted to remove faults when it breaks down. Administrator will soon solve the breakdown if the device supports real-time monitor and management, which is vital for robust network.
Large-scale Internet cafe has become the main trend for the reason that the scale of Internet cafe, to some extent, determines the position in this field. With the development of this industry, the owner of every Internet cafe should consider how to expand the business smoothly and incessantly.
You can connect the UTT Series Router to the Internet, connect the switches to the router and connect the PCs to the switches. Port mirroring provided by UTT router will replace the HUB monitoring server. The network topology diagram is shown below:
With the ability of connecting a network to Internet through multiple ISP connections (ISP A, ISP B, etc), UTT router provides connections backup and load balancing. What's more, Internet cafes can deliver service in different grades, for example, watching videos requires more bandwidth while the common chatting uses less bandwidth.
Network Topology Diagram of Internet Cafe
Features of the solution
In this solution, UTT gateway is used as the Internet access gateway, through which all computers can access to the Internet. Four WAN ports design meets the multiple connections demands for customers. With the capabilities of NAT and express forwarding, UTT gateway delivers higher network throughput and performance. The integrated firewall provides the network against internal and external attacks such as port scanning, ping detecting, DoS/DDoS and various viruses. Hybrid management enables smooth network operation with the functions of IM block, P2P block and bandwidth control. This gateway provides customers with two user interfaces: CLI, which is suitable for professional users and Web user interface, designed for users not familiar with network.
- High-speed connections meet the requirements for Internet cafes.
- The capability of multiple connections provides backup and load balancing.
- Protect against ARP spoofing attack, DoS/DDoS attack and popular viruses.
- Filter websites based on sensitive and illegal messages.
- Bandwidth control capability restricts the overusing bandwidth of P2P, ensuring the max availability.
- Advanced management with one-click operation protects the network against DDoS attack, Worm. Blaster, Worm.Sasser and IM/P2P block.
- Revolutionary management based on 3 classes enables Internet cafe to use different configurations. For example, in Internet cafe, more bandwidth will be allocated to game users while fewer bandwidth to chatting users.
- With the monitoring server, port mirroring will help administrators to analyse network situation.
- Administrators can diagnose and monitor network through device conveniently.