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post #11 of 24
the pics shown we can determine it's CAT5. So your wiring is not that old. The question comes down to what exactly are the 2 devices the cables are plugging into in the top picture? I am assuming 1 is a switch or hub and another is a router of some sort. If the one is a router what is it sitting on top of? What ever it is it's right on top of a Power Supply which I would not be surprised if that wasn't throwing out some EMI.
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post #12 of 24
looking at that mess of cables I want to say that's your problem. what are the model numbers on the "switches" and can we get a diagram with exact wire paths? I'm not even sure all that cabling is necessary
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post #13 of 24
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I know for a fact most of the cables are useless. One of my previous post i put how the network runs. Modem>Router>8 port switch>relays>then another 8 port switch> then to the computers and printers. And yes, I meant 1.5mbps. And thats on a good day.
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post #14 of 24
why does it go through 2 switches when you don't have that many hosts?
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post #15 of 24
I'd be willing to bet your cable run is fine.. I'd stay away from wireless at all costs, all of your employes will start connecting their Phones and you're just going to have a world of headache and cost to implement it efficiently.

What is your budget?

Test all your cables first before going to deep into this.
Edited by scottsee - 4/29/11 at 10:51am
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post #16 of 24
I agree with scottsee. Just because your cabling is a mess, that doesn't mean anything. We have Cisco 4506 switches almost maxed out. That means there are around 240 active connections, and that cabling is all over the place in that closet.

Before you do anything I would try to find out where the bottle neck is. How much speed are you paying for from your internet provider? I would hook a PC directly into the surfboard, and run the same speed test from there. If you speed it good, drop back to the router and test again... then to the switch... and so on.
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post #17 of 24
get a gigabit switch and get some cat6 cabling in that place. wireless is too unsecure for a business and it is stupidly slow and has really **** bandwith. i get like 1.8mb per sec when im sending files over wifi but get a solid 13mb per sec over a hard line.

when using cat6 crossover my speeds are stupid fast
post #18 of 24
Are you sure it's a switch and not a hub?
Collisions on a hub would destroy any decent amount of LAN bandwidth.
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post #19 of 24
Manufacturer and model number of the network device would be good. Also your second pic is of the patch panel...

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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Are you sure it's a switch and not a hub?
Collisions on a hub would destroy any decent amount of LAN bandwidth.
Seen this before...

Client complains of dead-slow network speeds. Server and major network hardware checks out... After a full day of packet analysis, etc found a 15 year old Micronet 10-mbit hub that some idiot had hidden behind a desk. The thing even had a looped connection (cable plugged into hub on both ends). Removed that and network was back to proper speed immediately.
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post #20 of 24
Think this is a excellent opportunity (or excuse) whatever you want to call it to redesign your business network and make it optimal for all your devices on it.

Download this
http://www.10-strike.com/network-dia...rk-diagram.exe

Then install it run it scan your current setup and it will draw a diagram of your setup.
Then you can start drawing up your own network diagram with it and you'll have a good idea what you'll need. Its got a 28 trail but you'll only need it for a couple of hours or few days so use it till it expires.
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