The Surfing Shoppe Lab is a division of the Banana Tree Travel Agency. This small lab has recently
expanded to seven computers and is trying to design and layout their network across their two-room
facility. In the main room, each of the five researchers has their own computer, and one printer is
shared among all employees. The printer can be connected to a computer and shared with the other
computers or connected directly to a network hub. In the lab room, the other two computers are
specialized systems that control lab tools. The five researchers commonly work from their computer
and use a remote desktop session on the specialized lab computers to manipulate experiments in the
lab. Propose a network layout for the lab. Justify your topology.
For the client situation described in the Discussion/Project Topic above, use Microsoft Visio to
generate a diagram for a proposed network topology. Write a 1-2 page proposal for the research
group explaining why that design would best meet their needs.