Date of Graduation

Summer 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Computer Information Systems - Networking Option

Research Sponsor

Janet S. Kropff, M.A.

First Reader

John B. Nicholas, Ph.D.

Second Reader

Dr. Kathy J. Liszka


Child’s Play is a charity event hosted by the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery at the University of Akron. This event allows people to compete in various video game tournaments while simultaneously raising money for charity. In order to make this possible, a network is crucial. However, in previous years, the performance has been poor. The goal of this project is to implement a new network design which will offer more functionality and reliability than in previous years. This network will be able to operate completely inside of an existing network on a temporary basis. This design offers potential use in environments other than on the campus of the University of Akron.