2 lan connections in 1 comp 2 routers 1 network

By rongup ·
1 have a computer with win 2003 server.
10 computers with win xp and adsl internet connection and 2 hubs(switch) of dlink with 8 ports each.
6 computers are connected in 1 hub and the balance 4 computers and server and internet adsl modem in another.All are connected with wired 100mbps connectivity .
The 2 hubs are connected with a wire.
Now in the server computer i have 2 lan cards.
Is it possible to increase the speed of the connection of all computers with the server ie all the computers can access the server through 1 hub only?
please help.

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Is there a problem with performance?

by hwylie In reply to 2 lan connections in 1 co ...

Without knowing any of the usage statistics of the 2003 server, it's configuration beyond two Ethernet ports, the router configuration (switches aren't routers), the speed of the LAN, utilization of the LAN, etc.. It would be unwise to venture a guess.

If you have a 100mbit LAN you maximum performance between two switched points is in the 8-12Mbytes per second if you are lucky.

Start by finding out - Is there a problem? You can use the following:
Start | Run and typing perfmon, or by clicking Start | Administrative Tools | Performance | and selecting System Monitor . The System Monitor runs as an ActiveX control inside the Performance Monitor console. Because the System Monitor is built as an ActiveX control, you can embed the System Monitor into a web page or a web form application. You can also monitor remote computer activity from your local System Monitor console.
One of the key issues to address in providing services to your users is overall system availability. If services are stable and available, ringing out a few percent in system performance will mean little if it interrupts service levels to the users.

I have been involved with over a hundred customers running from 30 to 300 workstation users over 100mbit networks to high performance dedicated file servers (NetApp). Most over a single interface on the file servers. Each performance issue we addressed was done after a thorough understanding of the environment and an understanding of the cost/benefit of change. Good Luck!

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