Tips for troubleshooting slowdowns in small business networks

A sluggish network can mean cranky users, loss of productivity, and big headaches for the IT staff. But solving--and even preventing--slowdowns is a whole lot easier when you know the most likely culprits.IT consultant Erik Eckel has identified some performance-compromising issues that small business IT pros may encounter, including bad NICs, failing routers/switches, IP conflicts, and DNS errors. He explains how problems can occur and what you can do about them. Click here to download the article.

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.