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Discussion in 'Networking' started by domy2002, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. domy2002

    domy2002 Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,
    This is my first post, i am asked to design a network for a doctors' office. Below are the details and need some ideas.
    The new office facility has three doctors' offices, one manager's office, a nursing station, five patient rooms, the receptionist's desk, a waiting room for patients, and a lounge/break room that doubles as a conference area for occasional meetings. There is also a wiring closet near the manager's office.
    The doctors have asked for network access in each doctor's office, the manager's office, the reception desk, two ports in the nursing station, and one in each patient room. They would also like to have a public wireless network in the waiting room for patients, and a private wireless network that covers the lounge/break room and all doctor and patient rooms. You may assume all computer stations are within 100 meters of the wiring closet, and there is a false ceiling that allows for easy access to wiring in any direction.
     
  2. TheShooter93

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    Is this an academic exercise? Or are you really just looking for advice on this?
     
  3. domy2002

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    Just looking for advise on how i should approach this task
     
  4. Dlazure

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    Do you have to install cables too ?
     
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    A professional grade wireless router, a switch to connect all the desired Ethernet cables to, and wireless repeaters would be some good things to purchase.

    As far as layout goes, you know the building and the people. You know the possible dead zones that need more coverage, and the areas that are occupied the most and that would need the strongest possible connection.

    Have you done any work like this before?
     
  6. domy2002

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    I have never done this before. This is a project that i have accomplish and it also counts toward my final presentation for my degree as a network administrator. I have to build this network from scratch. i need to choose the cable, hardware and software required and test it at the end.
     
  7. Dlazure

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    You need 1 cat-5e or cat-6 cable for each computer
    You need 1 connector and wallplate for each cable
    You need 1 patch pannel to connect your cabling at the witing closet
    You need a router to connect the Wan access
    You need a switch to connect to the router and all cables
    You need 2 access point and to manage access so the patien network cant access the doctors
    network

    If you assume that all cable are within 100 meters you will probably need some repeaters to cover all the office for the wifi, consult the manual of the ap for the covering range

    Dont forget the put the public and private network on different Vlan
     
  8. domy2002

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    Thanks for those precious details. My main issue is the design of the network itself. I know that i need the Microsoft Visio for the design; but i don't know where to start.
     
  9. Dlazure

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    Start by drawing the network on a paper
    Create ip sheme by exemple : 192.168.15.0 for private subnet /24 and 192.168.16.0 for public subnet /24

    Create two vlan
    Vlan 1 private
    Vlan 2 public

    Decide wich router you want and the switches ( poe for the AP )

    You need a server and a backup device

    Decide if the router will provide dhcp or dns

    Create dhcp pool for private AND public subnets

    Start with this

    More questions ?
     
  10. domy2002

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    What if i want the dhcp and dns services to be provided by the server do you think it's a bad idea?
     
  11. Dlazure

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    No its not

    You can setup the dhcp and dns by the server.
     
  12. domy2002

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    Every connection has to start from the wiring closet right? If i succeed this project i will gain a lot of credit for my resume. Therefore, every piece of advice is precious to me. thanks
     
  13. Dlazure

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    Yeah all the cables are terminated in a patch panel in the closet and interconnecter to the switch
    Check on google image for a patch panel if you never saw one
    You connect the cable behind and in the front you have rj45 plug corresponding to thr numbers behind and you plug a patch cord from the rj45 to the switch
     
  14. domy2002

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    I have seen one in class but never connected it that's why everything sounds new but i have a clear picture of what i have to do.
     
  15. Dlazure

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    Great good luck
     
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