inherited a setup whwere a unmanged switch 24 port is plugged to a port back to main server switch(managed) about 250 feet away. The 24 port is servicing a set of new offices for some managers. about five people with IP phones and Computers. All users from this loc vpn over a ipsec tunnel for voice since the phone system is over the WAN. They are expierencing some issues at this new suite of offices especially during the month where they're work flow increasing.. phones going in, out, outlook exchange connections reportedly dropping an things just slowing down. Looking for ways to work through improving this setup.
1. QoS on the bandwidth on the firewall for the voip traffic. Voip traffic isn't on it's own vlan or anything but there are some setting that can be set on the traffic.
2. Most imporantly, i'm wondering if it would be good to spend money on the idea/no brainer to change the 24 port switch to a managed switch too?