rlocone Posted February 3, 2011 Share Posted February 3, 2011 Hello All, I have a job to do. It's a local restaurant in town. I want to do a network assessment, take a snapshot of their entire network BEFORE I do anything to is. This assessment I want to be able to find a way to optimize their network. Maybe virtualize some servers that they really don't need a hardware footprint. They are having a difficult time with wireless in their building. Yesterday I went in and saw their equipment for the 1st time. Noticed that they are running Comcast and AT&T DSL for their backup. They have 2 Linksys *CONSUMER* routers Daisey chained some kinda way. All of that goes into a switch and then to a patch panel in the wall. It's a mess! I want to be able to document everything to have as a reference and show the owner. Also, my approach would be change the wireless setup and look for offending devices (interference) But, my gut tells me that they are using the wrong APs. I was looking at something more powerful. Like this: http://www.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/switch-powerconnect-w/switch-powerconnect-w-650-651/pd.aspx?refid=switch-powerconnect-w-650-651&cs=555&s=biz Also, one of these: http://www.endian.com/us/, to connect the Comcast & DSL to this then wireless router. Also would like to have a repeater installed in the ceiling and work with POE. I've never really did a job like this and suggestions and opinions welcomed. I know that all of this based on what the owner is willing to pony up. But with a detailed well thought out plan that he understands might make for a good case to get the hardware installed. Thanks for your time & attention, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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