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Best practice to configure multiple switches without stacking

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I am aware that daisy-chain switches is not the best permanent solution interconnect network switches. Unfortunately, I inherited this network switches design. That being said, this is what I have.

All Manage Gigabits Switches.
9 PowerConnect 62xx
10 Netgear GS724TV3
All running on the same subnet on Windows environment.

Right now, i noticed that there are collisions running on the background, slow connectivity on some of the workstation, I know that all my switches are functioning properly, but i believe they are not configured accordingly.

Now, experts, please give me some recommendation on how to redesign this network with minimal down-time, and best practice to setup these switches.
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Can you provide a diagram?
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CurrentSW.docx

Here you are.
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Your first step would be to break this network up into vlans. Second would be to homerun as many switches to the main switch as possible. If not possible, add some port channels between the switches to at least provide more redundancy and available bandwidth on the uplinks.
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Soulja,
Thank you.  I will try this over the weekend.
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