I'm working on a project for school, and it's beginning to dawn on me that the course isn't entirely up to date.
Anyway, I have six departments each with their own subnet, and I need to aggregate each department's labs and offices, etc. The course book maintains that hubs should be used to aggregate, and then each department should be sent to a router.
I don't see any hubs on the Cisco site, and the course hardly mentions 2-3 switches. I'm not trying to combine different protocol suites or even differnt topologies, so is a router really required?
And what should I be using to aggregate? The project is based on a university building with a lot of labs, faculty offices, and wireless access.