Networking Design Project University has leased a building in Adelphi

Networking Design Project University has leased a building in Adelphi Maryland

The University has recently leased a building in Adelphi, Maryland.  The building will house classrooms, faculty office spaces, a library, and a computer lab.  The building dimensions are: Length: 320 Feet, Width: 90 Feet, Height: 32 Feet.  The 70-year-old two-story building has the following layout:

First floor layout


Second floor layout


There are 6 computer labs (pink) that have a closet in them and they will be used for student instruction.  Each of these labs will have 19 computers (18 student computers and 1 instructor computer).  Each of these labs will also have a server in the closet located inside the computer lab.

There is also a Student Computer Lab (yellow) that will provide computer access to students to do their homework and social media.  There will be 40 computers in this lab and a server located in the closet.

The Library (also yellow) will have 15 computers for student’s use in the library, and 3 computers for Library staff.

There are 5 Lecture Classrooms (green) in the building and each of this lecture rooms will have 1 computer for the instructor to use.

 There are 2 server rooms (red) allocated, one on the first floor and one on the second floor.

Finally, there are 7 offices (blue) within the building.  Each of these offices will have 2 computers for staff use, with the exception of the Admission office (with start) that will have 7 computers for staff use.

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.
  • Network Security is very important for the university as they must protect students and employee’s data as well as any intellectual property that University has on the servers and computers.
  • The network address assigned from Verizon is 26.1.1/16 network address for all computers and devices. For internal routing use IP address.
  • The network should use physical cable (not wireless), but do provide wireless access in the Student Computer Laband Library areas.

Submission should include (in no more than ten pages, excluding diagrams and references):

Network Addressing:

  1. Define the subnet (based on: floor, room, department, or other criteria).
  2. 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.

Network Design:

  1. Define the topology that will be used.
  2. Select the appropriate network media to use.
  3. Select the appropriate network connecting devices to use.
  4. Physical layout of the computers on the floor plan.
  5. List of additional servers, network devices, or network services needed to implement the network.
  6. Justifications for your network design (number 1 – 5 above)

You will be evaluated on your ability to:

  1. Implement appropriate IP addressing scheme (LabSim 5.0)
  2. Select and justify appropriate cable media that includes the length of each cable segment and number of nodes on each segment (LabSim 2.0)
  3. Select and justify appropriate topology such as star, bus, or ring for your network (LabSim 1.0)
  4. Select and justify of your selected network equipment (LabSim 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0)
  5. Select and justify appropriate network services to meet network requirements (LabSim 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0)
  6. Select and justify security implementation for the network (LabSim 8.0)
  7. Use proper grammar, formatting, network terminology, and reference citations
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