I'm looking for some advice on upgrading our network infrastructure as it is old and has for sometime been running very slow.
We currently have 25 Netgear switches, of various models (GS748T, GS724T, GS524T, GS724TS, GS516T & GS108). These are all situated around the premises within 14 Network cabinets. Each cabinet has a patch panel which is linked by CAT5e cable back to one main switch.
We are currently getting quotes to have fibre links installed between the main switch and the 14 network cabinets.
So far, we have been given different advice, one suggesting that installing fibre and using your current switches will solve your problems, the other being, your current switches are not up to the job and installing fibre will make no difference.
Any advice will be much appreciated.