Retro-Starr Posted July 12, 2010 Share Posted July 12, 2010 I work as a Tech Support student for a high-school and I was curious if splitting the network down into little subnets would help the school's performance and manageability. The school is setup up as so: Whole School | | - 100's - 1 - ... - 24 | - 200's - 1 - ... - 24 | - 300's - 1 - ... - 24 | - 400's - 1 - ... - 24 | - 500's - 1 - ... - 24 | - 600's - 1 - ... - 24 | - B's - 1 - ... - 24 | - Faculty - 1 - ... - 24 Where the "<something>'s" is the buildings and the "1..24" (not always exactly this many, but for brevity's sake) is the rooms. Would it do anything to break it down so individual rooms get a subnet or would it be better so that the whole building gets it's own subnet? I don't fully understand subnetting or TCP/IP, but I heard a talk where this network admin (I can't remember the show I heard it from or what his job title was) broke his business's network down and let only the PR people use Facebook instead of letting the entire network use Facebook. I also read that subnet reduces packet collisions. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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