Having discovered and used Cisco Packet Tracer to setup small functioning networks, it was time to turn it to more nefarious purposes and practice how not to setup a network. Introducing X Creative, a graphic design company.
On the surface the blinking green lights indicate everything is functioning fine. However to start with the employee computers are connected to a hub, but they will be fine with the collisions caused and slower network traffic. The HR computer is set to DHCP, but there is no DHCP server so it sets up with an APIPA address, but HR probably only needs access to local folders and not Facebook.
The graphic design department, who need to upload large adobe Photoshop files, is set to half-duplex and 1 mbps. They probably have time to wait while these upload but they can create more art while that is happening. I also disabled authentication so the public can log onto this network as well as malicious users. The managers laptop is not ever setup with an internet connection, wireless or wired. The manager is probably playing Solitaire most of the time so they probably don’t need the internet.
Setup is complete.