Note: This activity is best completed in groups of 2-3 students.
Your small business is moving to a new location! Your building is brand new, and you have been tasked to come up with a physical model so that network port installation can begin.
Use the blueprint provided for this activity (your Instructor will provide you with a copy from the Instructor Planning Guide) – the area indicated by Number 1 is the reception area – the area numbered RR is the restroom area.
All rooms are within Category 6, UTP specifications (100 meters), so you have no worries about hard-wiring the building to code. Each room in the diagram must have at least one network connection available for users/intermediary devices.
With your teammate(s), indicate on the drawing:
- The location of your network main distribution facility, while keeping security in mind.
- The number of intermediary devices that you would use and where you would place them.
- The type of cabling that would be used (UTP, STP, wireless, fiber optics, etc.) and where would the ports be placed.
- The types of end devices that would be used (wired, wireless, laptops, desktops, tablets, etc.).
Do not go “overboard” on your design – just use the content from the chapter to be able to justify your decisions to the class.