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Old 02-18-2002, 09:36 PM   #1
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Question Slow Network?


You have three companies merged into one Lan and suddenly the network slows down significantly. Note, that they all had the same network topologies and architecture to begin with.

What could be the major problem here and potential solution?

Help!!
 
Old 02-19-2002, 03:42 AM   #2
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The more traffic you put on a network the more collisions you'll get which really slows things down. You mentioned you added three companys on one network. How many computers would that be? How much data does each computer send on the network? Are you using a 10Mbit or a 100Mbit network?
You'd probably be better off to divide the network into segments and place switches in between to bring down the amount of collisions.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 03:48 AM   #3
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The more traffic you put on a network the more collisions you'll get which really slows things down. You mentioned you added three companys on one network. How many computers would that be? How much data does each computer send on the network? Are you using a 10Mbit or a 100Mbit network?
You'd probably be better off to divide the network into segments and place switches in between to bring down the amount of collisions.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 04:54 AM   #4
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Hi,
It may be that two machines have the same IP. When the are both up, there are so many collisions that your network slows down.

Good luck
Mara
 
Old 02-19-2002, 05:09 AM   #5
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I agree with whats already been said, but wish to add that the use of hubs (not switches) in office networks should be avioded. Hubs are ok when networking a small segment of a network, but entire networks using hubs just plains sux. A switch provides the isolation needed to avoid collisions and when the network is designed well, you have high bandwidth available to your commonly used paths, ie. workstations to server, printers etc.
 
  


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