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Hotel VPN

Dear Sir/Madam,

> I am currently doing my final year project, at the university college in Northamptonshire, England. I was wondering if you could help me with some advice on Virtual Private Networks. The project scenario is that I have 134 hotel sites nation wide, and would like to add the facility of high speed (broadband)internet access to each of the 52 guest rooms for business men and women, for there laptops, and maybe a separate LAN Conference room. Each hotel will be connected to a central headquarters via a VPN network. The headquarters will need a Finance database server, with required security for the transactions, and bookings, a Web server for the company website and a facility for Video conferencing. I have looked at some of the web pages you offer to show the basic idea of the setup, but I was wondering if you could give me an indication the components needed to achieve the scenario mentioned, with a budget of £1.885.669.01 for the whole project. If possible could you include some prices of the equipment? Thank You very much for your time, any help will be appreciated.

Thank You.


> Stephen Hebb

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Re: Hotel VPN

i would recommend getting at least the 3030 vpn concentrators (1 pair, for redundancy). Then use Pix firewalls at the central site, so all remote hotels will go back to the main site to get to the Internet. I would use the Pix 525 for supporting the number of internal networks. I would number each remote hotel with a 10.X.X.X /24 subnet (you can create enough subnets for this network out of the reserved 10 network. I would use /24 ( subnet masks at each of the 134 sites (this allows for up to 254 nodes). Each hotel room (and conference room) (would be wired with cat 5 cable), and I would use DHCP to assign people IP addresses at every hotel. Now, a person gets to their room, plugs their laptop into the network.

This would be a giant hub-and-spoke design, with the main site being the hub. I would 128K ISDN (or faster fractional T-1's / E-1's) at each hotel, or a Full T-1/E-1, if the annual budget allowed.

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