This is somewhat of a continuation from the following question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21170467.html#12324424
We're trying to determine what we should be putting in place in our company since many of our users have been experiencing a lot of slow downs and disconnections lately.
Our current layout:
We currently have about 8 'regular' users upstairs plugged into a 10/100 unmanaged swtich. Our main data server and firewall/router our also plugged into this switch. This switch also connects to another 10/100 unmanaged switch on our 1st floor. On that second switch there are about 20 users of which 10 or so are CAD techs. All of the CAD techs work from and store their files on the data server upstairs. Clear as mud?
Here's the solution we're considering:
Install a 24-port managed switch with a couple of gigabit ports (Dell PowerConnect 3348) on the 1st floor. Install a 24-port unmanaged switch (Dell PowerConnect 2324) upstairs. Run a gigabit line between the two switches and one gigabit line to the dataserver off of the managed switch.
Does this sound optimal or is there a better way to approach this.
Thanks for the help!