Here's what I have in my network:
7 pc's plus one server plus router/modem. The server has an application, a database and processes reports.
The server application is run by a shortcut on the client users' desktop which is through a mapped drive. I understand that the processing takes place on the server, then. The client systems are thin clients then?
My question is...
I need a new switch because some PCs are needlessly hogging all the resources. I would prefer if 2 clients plus the server have more bandwidth. It would be even better if I could view these connections like a router and set priority when I want to. Better yet would be if it could sense which connections are important and reduce bandwidth for others.
What I really hate is that a vital process is shared 50/50 with something low bandwidth.
What switch is ideal for me? What does each type do? My budget is 80 - 200 british pounds.
Let me know if you need any further information. I'm fairly knowledgeable in IT generally and don't mind researching things myself to get the right system.
Some links I've found which might help you?