Switch Connection help

We have just taken over a site as the current ICT person left. The site current has 4 switches 1 x Dell 2824 and 3 x HP2626 all 24 port.
Currently they are all daisy chained, which seems to be causing some issues. I'm no expert when it comes to switches, one suggest is that we use the Dell  2824 as a master switch and then link the other 3 switches to this switch using there Gig-t ports?
The dell switch hosts the servers and mpls, only data is sent across these switches no voice.
If anyone can give me any ideas or there opinion that would be great thanks.
The Dell 2824 is a managed switch.
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Richard MurphySenior Network AnalystCommented:
Really if the Dell 2824 is acting like the Core switch you want the others to come from that switch, is it all one collision domain?
Craig BeckCommented:
is it all one collision domain?
No.  If there's only one VLAN it'll be one big broadcast domain, but these are switches not hubs so no big collision domain.  The collision domain is restricted to the individual switch port.

You will see a benefit, most likely particularly at the last switch in the chain.  Giving each switch a dedicated uplink will increase performance per switch.

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George_MiltonAuthor Commented:
Its all one domain, a couple of servers, 4 printers and around 40 odd PC's
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Craig BeckCommented:
Fine, so just connect the HP switches to the Dell switch and you should be good.
George_MiltonAuthor Commented:
Thanks, do I need to configure the dell ports at all? Or just leave as is. Cheers
Craig BeckCommented:
You should be able to just plug the switches in, providing you only take one link from each switch to the Dell.
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