Running head: UNIT 1 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 11Network ExpansionAmerican Intercontinental University Online
UNIT 1 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1 2Unit 1 – Individual Project 1Phase 1The first phase of Jan and Kim Levering’s IT consulting business expansion will consist of the following floor plan for the new office.1 Receptionist Area2 Offices, (one for Jan and one for Kim)1 conference room15 cubical for consultants1 computer roomThe current network will be moved and installed in the new building. This network consists of the following equipment.8 windows XP systemso1 in Jan’s officeo1 in Kim’s officeo6 in the cubes1 windows server 2008 in computer room1 printer in computer roomThe following diagram shows the connectivity between equipment in the new office floor plan.
UNIT 1 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1 3This network will be implemented with the addition of two new layer-2 switches, a 48 port switch to connect the workstations, and an 8 port switch for printer connectivity. The two separate switches will be set up in their own broadcast domain and subnets. The first subnet will be for the XP workstations and will be assigned the 192.168.0.0 / 24 class C subnet. The second subnet will be for the printers and they will be assigned the 192.168.1.0 / 24 class C subnet. Bothof the subnet networks will use the 255.255.255.0 (/24) subnet mask and the supernet that will beused to encompass both of the subnets will be the 192.168.0.0 / 23 network. In addition, the
UNIT 1 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1 4Windows 2008 Server will be set up to work as the router for the network and will regulate the traffic between the workstations and printer. This will require the server to have dual NIC cards, one for each of the switches on the network (Mir, 2007). The server will also require two IP addresses to act as default gateways for the subnets, these IP addresses will be 192.168.0.201 and192.168.1.201.The administrator will also need to access the properties of the LAN NIC cards and configure the IP addresses on the workstations and printers. This is done through the Windows Control Panel as follows.
UNIT 1 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1 5One the administrator has opened up the LAN Properties, they will need to select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on the properties button to configure the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for the host.