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I'm doing IT work for an Uncle of mine that owns a restaurant. I've seem to hit a brick wall.

The last guy that did the internet for him have a Hub with 5 - 6 Ethernet(s) plugged in. The computers connections are fine, but even when most of them are off the DL/UL rate is good, but latency suffers quite a bit.

What's a good way to fix this? Replace Hub with a Switch? Or upgrade the Service?

Or is there software I can get that shows me how the internet is being distributed?
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If you're using a hub that's your problem. Because of the way hubs work (each packet goes to each connection whether or not the data is actually for that device) they are notorious for latency problems. I didn't know people still use hubs even tongue.gif

Grab a switch and you should be golden smile.gif
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Originally Posted by estabya View Post

If you're using a hub that's your problem. Because of the way hubs work (each packet goes to each connection whether or not the data is actually for that device) they are notorious for latency problems. I didn't know people still use hubs even tongue.gif

Grab a switch and you should be golden smile.gif

Thanks a ton.
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Definitely replace the hub with a switch.

Also, I'm assuming the latency you describe isn't on the WAN side of the network, e.g. on the Internet and not internal. You can test it by pulling all of the connections off the hub except your one workstation that you're testing with. If the latency is still there, it's not the hub topology causing the problem. Could be some 768K DSL Internet or something causing the issue. LOL.

Greg
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Originally Posted by hammong View Post

Definitely replace the hub with a switch.

Also, I'm assuming the latency you describe isn't on the WAN side of the network, e.g. on the Internet and not internal. You can test it by pulling all of the connections off the hub except your one workstation that you're testing with. If the latency is still there, it's not the hub topology causing the problem. Could be some 768K DSL Internet or something causing the issue. LOL.

Greg

Yeah it's fine, I added a switch.

Just a lot of stuff hooked up to it is all.
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