Solved Help on network design

January 14, 2014 at 15:12:34
Specs: Windows 7
I am new to this forum but I do have some Network challenges. I intend to design my network to look like this
(PCs and wireless network)=>switch=>server=> router=>internet

I need help on how to connect and addressing especially as I intend to monitor traffic using server2012 the I currently have 100 pcs on lan and more on the wireless distribution network

Thanks


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#1
January 14, 2014 at 20:47:03
Your network design is laid out backwards to how most of us would type it up on here. Not that it's any kind of a convention but I suppose it follows the left to right process we use in writing so we normally start with the internet on the left and build to the right.

Questions:

1) Is this going to be a domain or a workgroup environment?

2) Why do you want to monitor traffic and what are you monitoring for?

3) Can this monitoring be done by a different device other than your server?

That should be enough to get us started.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
January 15, 2014 at 00:39:01
Thanks for your response.
1.It is definitely a domain environment

2.To authenticate and allocate users in groups specific bandwidth usage carry out website restrictions and also have web logs on all users

3.yes but we prefer the server



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#3
January 15, 2014 at 07:34:35
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Ok, well, your design is the right way to set it up then.

internet >> Router >> Server >> Switch >> Clients (wireless/wired)

Personally, I would do the monitoring with another device in order to reduce the load on the DC. It's always a good idea to keep the load on your DC's to a minimum, especially when it's your DNS server and likely your DHCP server as well.

On a side note, do yourself a favor and create a redundant DC.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
January 21, 2014 at 06:15:21
In addition to all CURT R asked, I would like to ask you if all users on the intended network would be on a LAN or you would have a Head Office and branch(s) design. More so, would there be an Extended Service Set(ESS) configuration on your wireless network? How do you intend to put printers on the network ( Is it per unit or by land size) ? Do you intend using proxy application on the network and right/access would be delegated?

Ones the above is answered then we can carry on in the network design.

Good luck.

BADAIRO ABDULAZEEZ O.
IT SUPPORT, Union Trustees Limited
Lagos, Nigeria.
Founder of a proposed IT Hardware Service Company(Azedas Computer Technologies).

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