I am learning subnetting, and I am using Packet Tracer to design a network for a building with five storeys. I have used subnetting, with each floor having its own subnet. As a result, it is not possible for PCs on other floors to access the email and storage servers which are located in the IT-services department. enter image description here

I want all computers to be able to access the email and storage servers, even if they are on a different floor. Would this negatively impact access?

What possible modifications to the network would be needed to achieve this access

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You have different networks, but no router. Routers route packets between networks, so different networks require a router to communicate. If your Switch 5 is a layer-3 switch, you could enable routing on it, or you need to replace it with a stand-alone router.

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