Network Design Essay

1431 Words Oct 23rd, 2014 6 Pages
UMUC’s new building in Adelphi, MD will have to provide networking connectivity to students, professors, and staff. In order to begin the process of planning the new network, we will begin by planning the network IP addressing scheme. It is very important that the network IP addressing scheme be clearly defined in order for IT administrators to locate computers promptly. Also, in order to make it easier for the administrators, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) will be used to assign IP addresses. The organization of the subnet layout will assist the IT administrators as well as making effective use of IP addresses. In order to differentiate between students, staff, and instructors, we will place them on different subnets. …show more content…
All of the computers connected to the switches will be using Cat6 Ethernet cables. The only wireless access point will be located in the student lobby on the second floor. The wireless service will be provided by a Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Point that is connected to the server in the Student Computer Lab. The device supports the new IEEE 802.11ac standard which provides speed rates of up to 1.3 Gbps. The device will be setup to use WPA2 (Wifi Protected Access) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standards) for security purposes. In the main server on the first floor we will install a Cisco 3925E Integrated Services Router. The router provides many security features such as zone based firewall, IPS, VPN encryption, etc. Many of the features will assist in protecting the network from intruders and/or attacks. The servers installed will be Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 running Windows Server 2012 R2 OS. The hardware includes standard interfaces and devices such as HDD interface SATA and DVD-R. Windows Server 2012 R2 maintains the same features of Windows Server 2008 that will assist the administrator in managing the network in the office. In the new building the administrator will configure and manage 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access for the wireless access point in the student lobby. Also, they

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