This project is the recommended solution for the small office/organizations, startups and inhouse pilot project handlers. These days, small scale organizations need networking in their process for sharing information between computers, and to share peripherals such as a printers and fax equipment. If they plan to divide their startup process into two different networks to share the work between people and need one router for better communication between these two networks, then purchasing a very expensive physical router will not make any sense.
Hence, here in this project, we will use one low end desktop computer with minimum configuration to route communication between two different networks without the need of high cost physical router. In this way we can plan cost-effectiveness for small scale organizations.

Pre-requisites/Implementation Technologies

1 . Understanding knowledge on networking and computer hardware
2 . Basic knowledge on Operating Systems
3 . Basic understanding on LAN and WAN concepts
1 . Linux Operating System environment
2 . PCI interfaces and IPV4 Addressing
3 . Switching and Routing
1 . PC with minimum Core 2 Duo processor
2 . PC with minimum 1 GB RAM
3 . PC with minimum 80 GB HDD
4 . PC with minimum In built Ethernet port
5 . PC with minimum At least one PCI slot available on motherboard
6 . PC with minimum PCI network adapter/card
7 . 8 port switches – 2
8 . Desktop/Laptops – 4
9 . LAN cables (5mt) – 6
10 . CRT or LCD monitor– 1
11 . Vyatta Open Source Operating System (latest version)

Note: One kit will be provided per team for practice.

Project Development Lifecycle

Day Action plan Detailed Plan
Day 1 Importance and Requirement Analysis 1. Discussion on Importance of this project for Small Scale organizations
2. Explanation of Advantages and Disadvantages
3. Implementation boundaries
Day 2 Understanding Technical requirements 1. Brief review on technical requirements
2. Understanding behavior of linux Operating Systems
3. CLI command of Vyatta Operating System
Day 3 Implementation Challenges 1. Compatibility of Vyatta Operating System with desktop computers
2. Configuration and planning of at least two networks
3. Available routing and security options in Vyatta Operating System
Day 4 Full-end configuration 1. Installing PCI Network card/adapter in desktop computer
2. Full-end configuration of in built as well as PCI network ports
3. Saving the configuration for final output
Day 5 Testing the routing 1. Connecting the configured desktop PC to switches
2. Testing the connectivity for 2 different networks
3. Documentation of findings and output
Day 6 Possibility of security and Project presentation 1. Possibilities of providing security for networks with the same desktop PC Router
2. Final project output and presentation

Team Size and Price

Team Size Price for Team
4 4000

Note: A team can have maximum of 4 members.

Tech Coach

Md. Shaifu Zama