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By tluong ·
Apologies if this is not the right forum, but I have a question on network performance.
I have an 16 ports 10Base-T hub connected to the main server and also connect to the 24 port 10/100 switch hub. The server is running very slow if someone is download or copy files. I'm thinking of upgrade the server hub to be 10/100mb switch hub also. I don't know if these going to speed up the network proccess. Please let me know all your comment will be appriacated.

Thank you in advance

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by cavedweller In reply to Network performance

For maximum performance you should connect all your high-volume and shared resources to a switch. If you need more ports than you can get in one switch then get a stacking switch and add more modules as needed.

If possible, run a seperate cable from the switch to each client/server/printer, etc. In a large installation this may be impossible or too expensive. In that case, add a local switch in each area and connect them to the master switch using a high-speed (100M or 1G) uplink port.As a last resort, add hubs to the remote switches. I wouldn't buy new hubs for this purpose though. Switches are far more efficient and only a little more expensive.

Remember, everyone on a hub (or cluster of hubs) shares the same network bandwidth. Users on switches get their own bandwidth when they talk to another device on the same switch or switch stack. Everyone on a switch shares the same uplink bandwidth when they talk to a distant device.

Finally, consider that network bandwidth may not be causing your slowdown. Check the server for memory usage, swap space, CPU utilization and other bottlenecks too.

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by wjjay In reply to Network performance

I think the upgrade to the switch hub would be a good idea but first i would monitor the server performance to see if its your problem may be with the server being swamped.

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