Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom. Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet.
You have been tasked with determining the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the Bedford Campus network diagram to understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also, look for potential choke points that could cause a significant network slowdown. After locating the potential cause of the problem, design a network with a proposed solution.
Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft® Visio® of improvements that could be made to the current configuration, including wireless improvements to the network. Assumptions can be made in order to complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following:
- Routers and Switches
- Wireless Access Point solutions
- VLAN solutions
- Possible resolutions to potential choke points you have identified