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Posted on 2006-10-26
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I have a customer who have speed problems. Their server has a gigabit card but the switch is crap and i want to replace it with a cisco 500 series that has 20 10/100 ports and 2 1000 ports. If i connect the server to one of the 1000 ports , will it help speed up server response times even if the pcs are connected via 10/100 ports. Will aplications on the server open quicker or does everything have to be gigabit
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by:Callandor
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It's possible that it will benefit, IF the source of the slowdown was the switch connection to the server being overloaded.  You would need to check if the connection to the server was bandwidth-constrained for this to solve it.  It may also be the case that the old switch was malfunctioning and not handling packets as fast as it could have.  When just opening applications, you rarely hit the limits of 100Mbit networks; it's more file transfers and video that will stress the maximum capabilities.
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by:mikeleahy
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yeah i suppose. the server has 512mb ram. that could cause it too do u think??i am putting in 2gb soon
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You have a server with only 512MB?  Tsk, tsk - that is something I would have considered first.
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by:mikeleahy
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i know yeah, some donkey of a salesman. i want to do the other things too though
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