Please Recommend a Network Upgrade
Posted on 2004-08-10
I have a client with:
3 workstations running Windows 2000 all with 10/100 NICS.
Cabling is Cat 5 using daisy chain configuration ( No Hub)
One workstation needs to share a folder for access to an Application that relies on Dbase file system.
This workstation currently runs very slowly presumably due to the application servicing clients.
I am looking for suggestions to improve performance. One question I have is : How do you determine if the network is indeed running at 100 and not 10?
My working theory is that if we off load the application to a stand-alone workstation dedicated to that purpose, the current worksation hosting the app will improve as will the performance of the app.
I m looking for suggestions for a hub that will support 100 mgb bandwidth and any other improvements you might recommend.
Please feel free to ask if you need any other environment information.