Currently, I am in the process of reqiring our entire network. Previously, this organization has had the 7th floor switches pour into the 6th, the 6th into thr 5th, and so on and so forth until they got to the main backbone and into the server room. I am converting this into a star topology, giving each floor, each switch, a GB link to the core. Although this is not what I am asking about directly, I do have a related question:
We currently have both hardwire and wireless network. I am thinking I may want to install another set of switches in closet. These new switches will be reserved for access points alone. Each switch will then go directly to directly to a firewall located just outside of our core, and will then go into the core. One of the main reaosns I want to do this is because of several wireless network cameras we have. One of them, in particular, is in an elevator, and althoug performance is decent mostly, at times the quality and frame rate drops as it searches for new access points. I believe that getting these switches just for the WAP will allow me to change the STP on each switch and improve wireless performance without disrupting the hardwired network.
Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas?