A small school has 37 pcs and each staff member has a mobile phone (wifi). This calls for roughly 60 devices, connected over wifi. Only the server (planned for file sharing and backups only) will be connected by cable.
Considering "logical units", 15pcs are used in the lab (these Win7 laptops may travel over the school, so in this case VLANs can be a restricting factor), 7 in the office, 15 in classrooms. All APs will be connected to a L2 switch and the switch will be connected to a failover/balancing device, in turn connected to 3 internet lines.
The server (Windows Server 2012) will be managing routing, if necessary (one NIC)
Logical units/devices priority
- Classrooms and lab
- Mobile phones
- video playback
- downloading - cloud sync
Only 3 computers in the office hold sensitive data and may require additional "protection". (this is the only point I would see using VLANs as a stronger solution)
In this scenario, would you recommend using VLANs or it may be overkill?
Maybe it would be easier to setup one unique pool of IP 192.168.1.x (fixed for computers, dynamic for mobile devices and apply QoS and filtering on IP groups); this would make things easier when laptops travel in the school
What do you think?