Full-Duplex - Is it necessary?
Posted on 2006-07-12
I am about to set up a small client-server network based around Windows Server 2003.
I am in the process of choosing the correct hardware and an issue has arisen regarding 'Full-Duplex' capability in my switch. (The switch will actually be part of a router solution).
The server will be used to run a database application over a network of clients that have the ability to add and update information.
My question is:
Do I need Full-duplex capability from my switch for the network to perform properly? I'm concerned about access issues when two users are trying to talk to the server simultaneasly for reading & writing etc.