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How can I present a network diagram on the building that has 3 floors? The requirements are to separate the users in one LAN according to their department, what confuses me is on the second and on the Ground floor has Admin staff, what I have is.. in every floor have their on own switch as a Distribution.

This is what I've got so far:

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    VLANs to the rescue. as for your diagram, I'd recommend coloring segments based on their vlan/department. Apr 16, 2014 at 12:13
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    Often with network diagrams, problems arise when you try to attempt to do a logical and physical design in a single diagram. It is usually easier to both create and read a network layout where these are two separate diagrams. Do one diagram with your vlan setup with the departmental separation, and another with your hardware setup across the floors.
    – Paul
    Apr 16, 2014 at 12:20
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    Have you never seen a Hollywood movie? You have to create a 3D rotating green-on-black wireframe model of the building and ensure all staff are represented by flashing red dots.
    – Chopper3
    Apr 17, 2014 at 13:14
  • @Paul Could you post that as an answer please? Thank you!
    – Chris S
    Apr 17, 2014 at 13:46

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Often with network diagrams, problems arise when you try to attempt to do a logical and physical design in a single diagram.

It is usually easier to both create and read a network layout where these are two separate diagrams.

You could one diagram with your vlan setup with the departmental separation, and another with your hardware setup across the floors.

Sometimes, once you have done this, you'll see a way that you can combine the two in a way that is still interpretable, but don't force it.

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