I have a fairly complex situation:
In building 1: I have a Satellite ISP provider. The satellite connection comes into building 1 and connects to their modem. From the modem it connects to the DLlink 524 router. A line from the router runs about 100 feet to a dlink 24 port 100mps switch. All the computers in building 1 connect to the switch.
From that switch a patch cable connects to the copper -> fibre optic box.
The fibre optic line runs 450 feet underground to building #2
The line connects to the fibre optic box which converts it back to copper.
A patch cable connects the box to another 24 port 100mps switch which connects all the computers in building 2 (24 computers). Building 2 is all Cat 6.
The speed in building 2 seems fine. The issue I have is people in building 1 trying to access shared data from computers in building 2. We use Simply accounting and the data is stored on a workstation in building 2 and it is brutal for anyone in building 1 trying to access it.
Would it improve if I run 2 lines from the router - 1 switch 1 and 1 to the fibre optic box connected to the switch in building 2 (instead of running switch to fibre to switch.)
Internet connection speeds seem ok when people are accessing it from building 2 so it doesnt seem like a fibre optic bottleneck problem. Is it too many computers (too much info crossing the fibre line?)