The School of Computing is planning to deploy a new network structure to accommodate the following scenario. Please make suggestions on how this LAN can be designed based on the floor map.
Network devices such as hub, bridge, switch, router, router switch, and wireless devices can be used in combination.
The network design should offer high performance for the lab users and convenience for the staffs. Meanwhile, the cost of building and maintaining the designated network should be kept low.
A design proposal should be delivered at this stage, which contains the following contents:
• Illustrations of the LAN design as well as necessary annotations and comments.
• Justifications of the current design, i.e. reasons for choosing devices and structures.
o Discuss whether this is a practical approach for the required scenario from the following aspects:
Network devices, Network topology, Performance, Cost, Convenience, Sharing of network resources, Any alternative solutions?
• Supplies list including sources of purchase,
o Model numbers, web links, cost, etc.
o The total cost for the network deployment (except for the PCs) should also be finalized.
• Distinguish between Network Devices, Computers and Servers.