Router to switch? Okay?

By newhooks ·
I am the tech for a small POS company that installs a single server and multiple workstations (1-5) in each restaurant

Recently we have noticed a speed issue for some reason.

Here is the process of what I did:

We had a 5 port switch installed but decided to install internet for the purposes of remote access.

So I took out the 5 port switch and installed an 8 port due to the fact that they wanted more stations added.

I connect the internet connection to the Linksys WRT54GL wireless router, then to the DLNK Switch (8 port)

Installed a simple AVG Free antivirus

Now when we go to access the POS software which uses the network to access the server - there is a delay when pushing screen buttons - usually there is no delay

Could it be the router? Is modem to router to switch the wrong way to set this up?

Could AVG be the culprate?


WIN XP PRO on all machines

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by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Router to switch? Okay?

Modem to router to switch to workstations is good.

The problem may be the port that the POS software requires in order to communicate between the terminals. I presume the server is on the LAN and not through internet, since you didn't previously have internet.

Check the documentation on the POS software to see if something special has to be set up in the router.

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probably the Anitvirus

by CG IT In reply to re router to switch

try uninstalling the AV and see if the registers speed up. AVG as well as virtually all AV programs use quite a bit of system resources. Cash registers often don't have a lot of memory installed, so the system is slowed down.

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Problem About to be solved.

by lennemann23 In reply to Router to switch? Okay?

I had the exact same problem sir and when your connecting two like devices use a cross over cable. My internet speed went from 400 kbps to 3000 kbps. It makes the difference.

Good luck
email me with any question id love to help you

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