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Network Slow Down

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ertech, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. ertech

    ertech Thread Starter

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    I have a network with a 10port Switch that is connected to a wireless router which is connected to DSL. I have 6 Computers connected to this network, 4 via hardwire and 2 via wireless with 2 laptops that come and go via wireless. Long story short our "file server" which is just a computer with a big hard drive has held my files for the last 6 years with no problems. Recently my access to this system slowed down dramatically, I scanned for viruses spy-ware etc and nothing is on either computers or any on the network for that matter. What are some possibilities? Switch getting old? Router getting old? I haven't had to administer a network for years since my job change so I am drawing blanks right now.
     
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    I doubt it's hardware "getting old", that's not normally the failure mode. My guess if all the computers are having issues with performance that something has happened to the configuration of the server computer. Perhaps you are having impending disk failure and it's retrying a bunch of times? I'd start by checking out the server machine.
     
  3. ertech

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    So here is what i did to fix the problem, I tested multiple cables and such only to find that putting in a network card from another computer seemed to work. Maybe the on-board failed. I found this out by running the diagnostics provided by the card, when it told me i had a bad cable i made a brand new one and had the same problem. So i plugged the cables into other computers with no problems, thus arriving at the card being bad.
     
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