As you can tell im new to networking.
I have created this LAN template for one building. The other 3 building's topologies are similar. The buildings are located in the same city.
Can someone help me understand the theory behind how I would connect these 4 buildings together to be on the same network? Would I simply add another router to each building which will connect them. Or would I use the WAN emulation Cloud-PT in cisco packet tracer to connect the 4 buildings?
Apologies, I'm aware how I've worded this is probably infuriating for experts. Like I said I'm new.
A network is defined as a single broadcast domain. Each router's interface is a separate broadcast domain. Therefore these three areas cannot technically be in the same network. But I understand you want these three routers to be able to communicate with each other. I also believe you want the three sites to be able to ping each other. To achieve this I would recommend using some sort of routing protocol. I would recommend using EIGRP although you could use OSPF. To do this you run the command "router eigrp 1" the 1 is simply an arbitrary process number and can be replaced with any number you'd like, if you wish. Then you would need to use the "network" command to enable the EIGRPinstance in whichever networks you wish to advertise to each other routers. Something worth noting is the topology of your routers. You may notice that only one router can see the "whole" network. This means this is a hub and spoke topology. Think of Router1 as a hub for your routers. I am willing to go more in depth in regards to the configuration or theory so you wish.