Our network setup isn't perfect and I am looking to improve it. I would appreciate your input.
We have 30 to 40 client machines. Lines run into two D-Link switches (DES-1024D and DGS-1024D), each switch is connected to our router which is a fairly simple (household) D-Link (DI-604UP). Our router also handles DSL authentication.
We have several weird quirky network issues (timeouts and brief disconnects for individual clients) that I suspect I could solve if I could get a better picture of what was going on. I suspect that a better router would offer that sort of error reporting and some built-in tools to manage the underlying issues.
So, a few direct questions:
1 - Should I have the switches daisy chained with only one connected to the router? Or should they both connect directly to the router?
2 - Is our router, in fact, inadequate for our needs? What do you recommend to replace it?
3 - Other thoughts? I'd appreciate anything.