XYZ is an Australian regional law firm having two local offices located in - (i) Perth, Western
Australia and (ii) Hobart, Tasmania. To establish a headquarter in Melbourne, Victoria, the
company is constructing two adjacent buildings: (i) a two-story office building comprising 20
rooms and (ii) a single-story administration building with 10 rooms. The office building
houses 30 computers, with additional 15 computers in the administration building. You are
required to design a network (LAN) for the headquarter (enterprise campus) in Melbourne,
Victoria. The enterprise campus will connect the two local offices. Therefore, you need to
consider the WAN access in the LAN design for the enterprise campus.
The new network will house a data centre, the e-commerce edge, and 6 printers. 4 printers will
be installed in the different rooms of the office building, while the other two are to be installed
in the administration building. An employee is allowed to have a printing service with any
printer through the new network. Employees will bring their own mobile devices (e.g.,
laptops, smartphones, tablets) to work. Employees will use them to access required
information such as their work email, required documents, and Internet through wireless
communication facilities (Wi-Fi access points).
You will also require to make some assumptions, so be sure to document your assumptions
and explain why you have designed the network in this way.
There are three parts of the requirements for this assignment – a) Report, b) simulation and c)
Presentation. Hand drawn layouts for both logical and physical designs are fine. However, if
you like, you could use ConceptDraw ([login to view URL]) or SmartDraw
([login to view URL]) or any other network design software to draw the layout of logical and
physical network designs.
a) Report [50 marks]
The report should be no more than 10 pages and needs to consider the following design
T1. Using the building-block network design process, develop a logical design of the new
network for the Victorian headquarter enterprise campus that considers the seven
network architecture components. Remember to consider the expected growth of the
company. For the logical design, you need to consider the following items:
1. Network architecture components
2. Application systems
3. Network users
4. Categorizing network needs
T2. Design the physical design of the network based on the logical design completed in
Task T1. Note, you do not need to develop an alternative design. For the physical
design, you need to consider the following items:
1. Designing client and servers
2. Designing circuits
3. Network design tools
T3. Briefly describe how you will minimise the interference from Wi-Fi access points
(APs) on different floors.
T4. You will make some assumptions; therefore, document your assumptions and explain
why you have designed the network in this way.
For only the headquarter (enterprise campus) located in Melbourne, Victoria, using the
Packet Tracer, test and simulate the LAN you will develop for this assignment. For the
simulation, you will consider one wired client computer and one wireless client computer
for each of the two buildings (office and administrative buildings) currently being
constructed in Melbourne, Victoria. Note, for the simulation, you do not need to consider the
data centre, printers, e-commerce edge and WAN connected to two local offices located in
Hobart and Perth. You will just consider the essential parts of the enterprise campus LAN
so that you can test that a wired or wireless client computer of one building can
communicate with a client computer of the other building. Submit your Packet Tracer file
named as “[login to view URL]” so that the marker could test that your
simulated model works correctly without showing any errors.