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slow network..how to speed up

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  1. shagadelic45

    shagadelic45 Thread Starter

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    i have a 13 pc (mostly windows 7) network with dsl internet, one wireless printer, a netgear F726T unmanaged switch, and a server running windows server xp.


    it has become super slow trying to access or save "stuff" to the attached server.

    what can i do to greatly speed things up?

    new switch?

    new server?

    new isp?

    would switching the server to a NAS help at all?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. TerryNet

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    A start would be to determine what changed and caused "it has become super slow trying to access or save "stuff" to the attached server."
     
  3. shagadelic45

    shagadelic45 Thread Starter

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    nothing has changed it just all of a sudden has gradually gotten super slow over the last month or so........
     
  4. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You're going to have to do some sleuthing to determine the cause. Guessing and randomly trying things is most likely not going to result in you getting this problem fixed.

    You'll need to get on the server and look at some performance metrics to determine if there is a problem there. It could be CPU utilization, could be an issue with the local storage I/O of the server. Next you'll need to look on the network to see if there are any issues there. Contrary to what you believe, the Netgear is a managed switch. It's a smart managed switch meaning there is a web GUI. The model number of the switch should be FS726T. You have to look at the port statistics of the server and other ports as needed to see if anything jumps out.
     
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