Make our network faster
April 2, 2012 5:59am CST
Hi, we are running a small business consisting of 10 to 15 PC only and I buy one server and its capacity is: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 3065 @ 2.33Ghz 2.33Ghz, 3.37GB od RAM and i bought also a switch that is: 3Com Office connect dual speed switch with 16ports (10base-tx/100base-tx) The problem is when some user access some network folder inside my server they are running slow. i do not now what happen in the network why it is running slow.. but sometime in some user it is fast. is it my server capacity or our network topology was set up the wrong way? by the way how can i access my switch? do i need to use telnet? because im thingking may be it is not configured good.
3 Apr 12
upgrade your server and get a better router first of all I when it comes to server is should be faster than 3.4 GHz to avoid any problems and the ram should be greater than 18 Gbs the reason why it's to high because it's not only for personal use. that is to avoid any problem. if they are accessing Games and Videos via server it would cause the server to slow down other computers trying to access it. and the server would not be able to support all of them. I would also like to suggest that you should get the highest possible router's Lan speed that's available in your country. so that the files that are being transported from your server to other computers that's connected within the local area connection would be faster maybe around 1Gbps would do but I'm not to sure if that would do if your problem is surfing the internet that slows down the internet connection maybe somebody is downloading a huge amount of file or your internet connection is not that good. check for the speed of your internet. look for some internet speed test online to see the speed of your computer it would also be good to see if you get what you are paying your ISP for.
2 Apr 12
i think switches does not have a user interface not like routers. I suggest you call the tech support for your switch since they are the best persons to talk to about their device if you want to know about getting into the user interface of the switch if it has one.