Looking for design principles in regards to a Campus Area Network? We are a medium sized company with < 250 employees spread across 4 offices. We will soon be combining 2 offices into 1 larger campus.
- Should we utilize L2 or L3 for WiFi in each building? Since the buildings will all be close in proximity together and have outdoor APs I want to make sure any staff/guest can connect in any building without being disconnected when roaming around the campus. We will utilize the same SSID for staff connections across the entire campus. Currently we have Ruckus Wireless gear for the WiFi.
- I understand keeping L2 networks small to keep down broadcast traffic. Would there be any major downfalls to spanning the L2 network between all buildings on campus? Splitting up different departments and services onto different VLANs.
Since the new offices have not been built yet I want to get things planned for the best availability of growth.