GC Packet Tracer Assignment: Campus Network Design
Design a representative campus network for Georgia College in Packet Tracer, highlighting important buildings and ensuring network connectivity among them.
- Initialization: Launch Packet Tracer and create a new file. Name it in a manner that helps identify it as your first exercise.
- Campus Representation:
- Illustrate the Georgia College campus by including essential buildings such as Lanier Hall, Atkinson Hall, A&S, the Library, Beeson Hall, Terrell Hall, Parks Hall, and Herty Hall.
- Organize these buildings in a manner that represents their significance or geographical proximity.
- Main Connectivity:
- Introduce a central routing device in the most significant building to act as the main connection point for the campus.
- Equip this main router with necessary components/cards to ensure it can connect to each building.
- Assign appropriate IP addresses to the main router’s interfaces.
- Building Infrastructure:
- Design the internal network for each building:
- Add necessary infrastructure like wiring closets and racks.
- Implement a switch in each building for local connectivity.
- Label these switches for easy identification.
- End-User Devices:
- Deploy 3-4 computers in each building’s network to represent the end users.
- Ensure these devices are connected and configured to interact with the local switch and other network resources.
- Network Addressing:
- Strategically segment and address your network, ensuring each building or segment has its distinct network ID.
- Dynamic Host Configuration:
- Incorporate a DHCP server to manage IP address allocation in the network.
- Define DHCP scopes for each building or segment to ensure dynamic IP assignment.
- Testing & Verification:
- Validate the functionality and connectivity of the computers within each building.
- Ensure these devices can obtain IP addresses from the DHCP server and access resources within the campus network.
- Logical View:
- Toggle between the physical and logical views to ensure your network is organized, coherent, and represents a logical flow of data.
- Always annotate or document significant elements of your design for clarity. This will help in reviewing or troubleshooting the network.
- Final Steps:
- Save your Packet Tracer file.
- Upload the file to the designated submission point on D2L.
Note: This exercise aims to enhance your understanding of campus network design and let you explore Packet Tracer’s capabilities. While there are guidelines, the exact implementation can vary. Focus on creating a functional, efficient, and logically structured network.