The South Dakota Campus with its 45 full-time employees has recently increased its enrollment to 1500 students per night. 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. The campus is using a Cisco 3500 Router and a Cisco Switch that is wired to the access points in each classroom.
Your team has been tasked to determine the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the 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 the proposed solution.
Develop a diagram in Microsoft® Visio®, Word, or PowerPoint® based on the description provided above of the current South Dakota network. Assumptions can be made in order complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following:
- Routers & Switches
- Wireless Access points
- Potential choke points