LSB has recently leased a new building in Stratford to provide teaching for potential stu- dents in that area and its surrounding. The building will house some offices, classrooms, a reception and computer labs. The building will not contain administrative offices as adminis- trative staff will be located in the other campus and they will work remotely.
LSB recruited you a network consultant who will be designing, building and implementing LSB’s LAN. LSBM emphasised that their budget is quite tight and you will have to work around this but still be able to provide the best provide the best network this budget can get.
LSB provided the following specifications for their new network in Stratford:
The new building comprises of four floors. Each floor will be used for a certain purpose and will need specific requirements for technology devices and equipment as below:
The ground floor will house the students lobby, secretary office and admission officer office and will need to have the following equipment:
• Wi-Fi to enable students to use the internet while sitting in the lobby
• Admission officer need to have one PC and one printer.
• Secretary need to have one PC and one printer/photocopier
Second floor will have three labs for classes and a study room. Equipment required are as be- low:
Each of Three labs each should contain:
o 25 PC for students. o 1 PC for instructor. o 1 projector.
o All PC needs to be connected to the internal network.
o Each lab should have a server in the closed located inside the lab.
o One of the three labs should contain a Linux/mysql/php server.
• A study room should contain
o 10 PCs for students to use to do their homework/research and a printer
Third floor contains six classrooms and each should contain:
• A PC for each class for the instructor connected to the internal network and to the in- ternet.
• A projector.
Fourth floor is divided into eight offices for lecturers and a meeting room. . Equipment re- quired are as below:
• Each Lecturer office should have:
o A PC in each office connected to the network
o Each pc should also be connected to the internet
o One printer/photocopier in the hall for all lecturers to use.
• The meeting room should have:
o 1 projector
o 6 network sockets to enable staff to connect to internal network/internet while in meetings
The main server for the network will be installed in a server room on the ground floor. Your ISP has given you a ‘[url removed, login to view]’ IP for your company. You will need to divide
your network into various sub networks to allow different functions to operate in various de- partments as below:
• Each of the Computer labs should be on its own sub network.
• Only one Computer lab should have limited access to the internet for educational purposes.
• The secretary, the admission officer, meeting room, lectures and all printers should be on the same sub network.
• Students study room and the Wi-Fi in the lobby should be on the same sub network with a lot of restrictions their use of the Internet. Internet should only be used for ed- ucational purposes. All other web applications on this sub network should be disa- bled. E.g. chatting, Facebook and so on.
The main server located on the ground floor should be a powerful server.
LSB also wants to have a network management solution to enable all staff to log in to their
The main server should have a mirror server in case anything goes wrong for backup purpos- es.
Each of the servers in the labs should only by accessible by computers inside the lab for edu- cational and security purposes and to avoid students hampering with the main server data. Only staff and lecturers will be able to use printers. And the network management solution should be able to provide this (username and password).
Assume that you have been appointed as Network Consultant to this company and you are required to design the LAN in simulated environment.