Posted on 2007-11-13
Hi, I have two 3Com switches one in the server room and one in a CAD office both with 4 fibre ports, they are linked via a fibre cable in port 1 of each switch and this has been fine up to now but the operators are telling me that it is slowing down.
This office has around 25 CAD operators designing houses with files stored on a server in the server room, all work is done across the network via a mapped drive and this cannot change.
My question is if I run a second fibre cable between the two switches will this increase the speed or create bottlenecks?
Or should I get another fibre switch in the CAD office and split the users over the two using two fibres?
Are there any network testing tools to see which user is using the most bandwidth? Are there any other ways to get around this?
Any assistance is appreciated.