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what to use for Campus Network Infrastructure Solution?

By Jas the student ·
Hey there people! I really look up to you, guys. Your comments and suggestion posted in this site are really great. I hope you guys can help me through...
I'm a student, I have a project proposal to make for the whole University Campus.(It's a subject requirement )
What I have to do is to interconnect all of the buildings. We have Administration Building (6Floors), Academic Buildings 1-3 (4 Floors each) and another building with 12 Floors.

The MDF would be in the Admin Building 3flr. All servers would be in the same floor too. It has to be centralized. Admin building has to have two different networks. one is a private network for a registration and cash office, 1 is for public use and be connected to the academic buildings as well. (for employees and student)

Every profile has to be roaming. My professor want every classroom in the academic buildings should have spefic port in the IDF. (the diameter of each building is within 100meters, each floor has to have at least 150 workstations)

What I wanted help with is, what do I use to interconnect the building? Can somebody help me with the design? I don't know what to form my questions here. I'm thinking the intrabuilding connections are wired. and the inter building one is wireless. I need a pretty much professional help here. Please help.

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by robo_dev In reply to what to use for Campus Ne ...

There are conduits running between buildings for telephone wires, alarm wires, as well as for the phone company to terminate phone circuits. In those conduits you run fiber-optic cables. Often there are even 'maintenance tunnels' where water pipes, steam pipes and drain pipes run.

The alternate scenario is you look at the feasibility of running additional conduits or aerial fiber.

Any bridge involving WiFi, whatever the technology, will not have enough bandwidth, period. Realistically, you need at least a Gigabit of real throughput between buildings, and, in the real world a WiFi bridge may get you something like 30-40 Mbps of usable thoughput, which is like 1/20th of that. In my career I have designed and implemented lots of WLAN bridges, but these are simply LAN extensions to remote buildings or to kiosks on the factory floor, where the bandwidth requirement is not all that much. There are other issues, as well, such as whether you have access to the roof, if you have clear line-of-sight between buildings, etc, etc.

With fiber you could get as much as 10GB over 10KM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber-optic_communication

There ARE high-speed microwave network bridges such as the bridgewave products:

http://www.bridgewave.com/products/flexport.cfm

This would give you about 1.5 GB between buildings.

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by Jas the student In reply to In the real world

They only have provided me the floor plans for all the buildings. It doesn't have the electrical wiring layouts, and stuff. I don't know what my professor is trying to put me into. But I also thought about using that optical fiber for network to network connection. She wanted to have me think for all of the solution. Urrggghhh.... And I only have like 2 months to get the proposal ready.

Hey, Thank you. That helps a lot.

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