I've been tasked with the lovely job of fixing our network issues.
Here's some background:
- Teacher - 100 Computers and iPads total.
- Students - 600 Computers and 800 iPads Maxed.
- It probably resides around 1,000 users at once.
- Assume all users connect through wireless.
- All users are on the same VLAN - We will call it VLAN 200.
- Interference - 2.4 has a ton of interference with the TWC and ATT hotspots outside of our WIndows.
- There are 2 authentication servers.
- Teacher-DC which is on VLAN 150.
- Student-DC which is also on VLAN 150 (I think this directs the students to Teacher-DC for authentication).
The printers and all other servers are on VLAN 150.
My assumptions as to the cause of the issues.
- VLAN 200 is overloaded.
- VLAN 150 is overloaded and bombarded with packets that are crossing the subnet.
- The WiFi is being interfered with by the hotspots.
- We don't connect the switches with crossover cables... just B wiring ethernet.
I need help!
I'm new to networking and my boss won't answer questions because I dared to ask if we should break up the network into smaller subnets. We could build a DC for each grade and break up VLAN 200 into 200 (Teachers) 201 (Freshmen) 202 (Sophomores) 203 (Juniors) 204 (Seniors) and put their DC's on their respective VLAN.
I feel this could alleviate the possibility of bottlenecks at 150 and 200.
Please let me know if I'm on the right track. I only know networking from a book, and this is my first real hands on experience. Aside from learning, I really want to shut him up.
Any help is welcome!
Edited by christopherpfinch, 25 August 2015 - 04:44 PM.