Configure temporary 10 member Mac user workgroup to a Gigabit switch at the end of a 100ft Cat6 cable

We need to pull new cable for 10 member Mac user team. They are currently connected to an old patch panel wired with very old, low quality ethernet cable. We are going to move them to a 24 port unmanaged GB switch at the end of a 100ft Cat6 cable plugged into our main office managed GB switch. These users all edit Adobe Illustrator documents off of a OS X server connected to the main switch. Any suggestions on configuring the main switch or the workstations to enhance speed or stability?

Thank you
Michael GrayAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

If the switch to which workstations will be connected is unmanaged, I am unclear what you are asking. A better option would be to use a managed  switch with LAG two port to two port bind.
It might be possible to use the existing old wires to combine and increase the bandwidth.

What is the current speed those lines carry.. has a mini-version that could be locally used to test speed pergormance.
If the 100FT has not been run, optical might be costlier but better performance  or run multiple at the same time to cover a failure, though running along the same path,..........

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Michael GrayAuthor Commented:
It was an odd situation and I sort of new the answers already, but I just wanted some feedback.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Switches / Hubs

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.