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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 NTOz In reply to Network performance

You should also look at defragmenting the server hard drives and using system monitor to find what on the server could be slowing the server its self down before you go and trade out the whole network. While its great to upgrade your network, dont be disapointed if you find the bottle neck is the server.

Pete

P.S. Start by doing a full defrag, it can work wonders with read I/O

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by rvkempen In reply to Network performance

10/100 hubs can be considered as "workgroup switches" which mean they have two segments, one 10mb segment, and one 100mb segment.
If you have a lot of workgroup activity (10mb), this might give some relief to your server( assumed 100 mb), since it does not receive workgroup activity between clients anymore.
Also, if clients print directly to the printer (10mb), this is another relief.
In this model, you would be best out to put the "power users" on the 100 mb part, and the rest forced to 10mb.
the downpart to it, is that the server has to share the 100 mb collision segment with anybody on the 100 mb segment.
the uppart is that users who are on the 100 mb collision segment are better of.
Considered to the one colision segment model you have now it should give some relief, but in a one server modell performance is very hard to "upgrade", especially if printers, and other perifs are running via this server.
(there's no print performance if the printer is on 10mb, and the server ison 100mb, the datastream just has to pass back to the 10mb collision segment.

Keep this in mind.

Good luck.
Ron.

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