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network design for two level building

Last Modified: 2014-05-08
I have a class that I need to design a network for a two level building supporting  25 computers spread. I need redundancy and expansion.  I am thinking of a mesh design with switches and hubs.   4 switches two on one floor and two on the other.  Utilizing cat 5 to connect the computers to the switch and fiber from one switch to the 2nd switch.  I will have security, but I don't know what security software to utilize.  Where will I place a server that manages a central file storage?    I just need a starting point from a network GURU.    Thank YOU
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