The first steps in designing a LAN (Local Area Network) or WAN (Wide Area Network) would be to establish and document the goals of the design.
The design should aim at addressing the following goals:-


Must allow users to meet their job requirements, it must provide user to user and user to application connectivity, with reasonable speed and reliability.


The network must be able to grow, that is the initial design should grow without any major changes to the overall design.


The network must be designed with an eye towards future technology and should include no elements that would limit implementation of new technology as it becomes available.


The network should be designed to facilitate network monitoring and management to ensure ongoing stability of operation

In order for a LAN or WAN to be effective and serve the needs for its users, it should be implemented according to a systematic series of planned steps. OMSA Connect is able to assist and advise you in this regard.