We are experiencing large lag times when browsing shares on machines in our network. We are running a windows network. We have about 100 PCs on our network, they are connected in groups of 24 to a switch then those four switches to a main switch. All machine have a static IP of 192.168.0.___ and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
We are finding that browsing the network or access a share on a machine by typing \\machine_name can take a 30 to 50 seconds at times but once you are connected to the machine you are fine.
We are running a 100 network.
My question is how can we get the network to be more responsive, I have heard that sometimes there can be nic cards that can flood the network, or pc's that broadcast a lot. What type of software is available to determine where our problems are and give us a suggestion on how to correct it. Also is there something wrong with the way we have designed our lan?
Thanks in advance.