Length: 240 Feet
Width: 95 Feet
Height: 30 Feet
The 40-year-old two-story building has the following existing layout:
There are 6 computer labs that will be used for instruction. Each of these labs will have 21 computers (20 student computers and 1 instructor computer). Each of these labs will also have a server in the closet located inside the lab.
In addition to the 6 computer labs, there will also be a Student Computer Lab that will provide computer access to students to do their homework. There will be 30 computers in this lab and a server in the closet.
The library will also have some computers to allow students access to the library resources. There will be 10 computers for student’s use in the library, and 5 computers for Library staff.
There are 4 lecture classrooms in the building. Each of these rooms will have a computer for an instructor’s use.
Finally, there are various offices in the building. Each of these offices will have 1 computer for the staff use, with the exception of the Admission office that will have 5 computers for staff use.
2 server rooms have been allocated. 1 on the first floor, and 1 on the second floor.
Your task is to design the network for this new building using the following criteria:
1.) Student-accessed computers should be on a separate network from the staff-accessed computers. There should be at least 3 separate networks: Administrative, Instructional, and Public. All staff-accessed computers will be on the Administrative network. The computers in the instructional computer labs and classrooms that will be used for classes should be on the Instructional network. The wifi and the computers in the student lobby should be in the Public network.
2.) The whole building will share one Internet access connection (T-1 link from Verizon). This connection will come into the Server Room on the first floor. The Public IP address for the router there is 188.8.131.52
3.) There needs to be some sort of security setup across the network in order to protect students and employee's data on the servers and computers.
4.) The network has been assigned the 10.15.0.0 network address for all computers and devices.
5.) The network must use physical cables, but can provide wireless access in the Student Lobby area.
Submission should be no more than 3 pages long, excluding diagrams and must include the following:
Define the subnet (based on: rooms, floor, department, or other criteria).
For each subnet, explain which devices/groups/users/rooms will be on this subnet, define the network address, subnet mask, and available IP addresses to be used by computers or devices.
Physical Network Design:
Define the topology that will be used.
Select the appropriate network media to use.
Select the appropriate network connecting devices to use.
Physical layout of the computers on the floor plan.
List of additional servers or network devices needed to implement the network.
Justifications for your network design (number 1 – 5 above)
You will be evaluated on your ability to
Implement appropriate IP addressing scheme
Select and justify appropriate cable media that includes the length of each cable segment and number of nodes on each segment
Select and justify appropriate topology such as star, bus, or ring for your network
Select and justify of your selected network equipments
Select and justify appropriate network services to meet network requirements
Select and justify security implementation for the network
Usage of proper grammar, formatting, network terminology, and any usage of reference citations.
You will be payed on the basis of right media, topology and knowledge of networking concepts. You must be sure that you demonstrate:
Proper subnetting for the network and providing all the IP addressing information needed.
That your designs on a network met all the requirements and that you are able to justify your designs.
That you are able to elaborate on any technical knowledge that you convey.