Can too many people streaming music slow down a network?
Posted on 2009-05-18
I am the IT Manager at my company of about 100 people. I'd say at any given time throughout any given day, at least 30 are streaming audio and/or video from the Internet to their workstations. Our Internet connection seems to REALLY slow down. My theory is that there's just too many people streaming. We are on a bonded T1. Advice? Suggestions? Is there any way to prove this? My network is setup like so (very vanilla):
Router----Firewall (SonicWall Pro 2040)-------Switch (connected to other switches with all servers and workstations attached to these switches.
Thanks in advance.