Iam in year one ccna and for my first assignment I have to design a network with:
3 departments each in there own subnet salesX50 hosts, WarehouseX30 hosts and AdminX20 hosts.
There is a lot of other stuff i have to do for the assignment but I'm really struggling to design it.
Its sort of up to me, what demands each department have on the network so Ive put that there are two shared databases and file transfers from the sales department to the warehouse (trying to keep it simple, but not too simple)
At the moment (with packet tracer) I have a generic cisco router with 4 fast ethernet ports where three of which are connected to cisco switches for the stated departments/subnets. (every connection is 100mbps)
I need help with:
Should I stick with cat 5 100mbps utp or because of the 50 hosts in the sales department should I go for cat 6 gigabit or fibre ( just for the connection from the switches to the router to prevent bottlenecks)???
And what are my options with cisco routers, I'm not familiar with them so if you can give me any models I can go research
Please help me any sort of input is really needed, cheers.