Network Design Essay

898 Words Dec 18th, 2013 4 Pages
Network Design Paper Network Design Paper Note: This paper should be submitted to website. See TurnItIn document under Course Content for more info about TurnItIn. The University has recently leased a building in Adelphi, Maryland. The building will house some offices, classrooms, library, and computer labs.
Building dimensions:
Length: 240 Feet, Width: 95 Feet, Height: 30 Feet
The 50-year-old two-story building has the following layout:

There will be six computer labs that will be used for instruction. Each of these labs will have 22 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
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Your task is to design the network for this new building with the following criteria:
Student-accessed computers should be on separate network from the staff-accessed computers.
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.
Security is very important for UMUC as we have to protect students and employee’s data as well as any intellectual property that UMUC has on the servers and computers.
The network has been assigned the network address for all computers and devices. For Internet routing use address for the router.
The network should use physical cable (not wireless), but do provide wireless access in the Student Lobby area. Submission should include (in no less than three pages, excluding diagrams and references): Network Addressing:
Define the subnet (based on: rooms, floor, department, or other criteria).
For each 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.

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