I am in the process of cleaning up the wiring in our Office. We have approximately 30 users in our main office that were connected through a series of workgroup hubs and switches. I have terminated all cabling from the workstations into a 24 port patch panel and installed two Linksys SLM224G4SP managed switches set up as a Stack (Unit 1 port G1 connected to Unit 2 port G2 and unit 1 port G2 connected to Unit 2 port G1).
Since the switches cut down on collisions, I expected the applications that run over the network to run faster, however they seem to be running slower.
If I do a ping to a workstation (pint 10.0.0.81 /n 100), I am getting about 5% packet loss. I have also noticed that about every 5 to 10 seconds all link lights on the switches blink in unison. I have tried to tweak the configuration of the switches using the web interface but nothing has helped so far. Currently the switches are set to the factory defaults.
Does anyone have any experience with this particular model, or any general advice that may help?