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Troubleshoot a Slow Network – The entire Network is Slow

The Entire Network is Slow If the entire network or a part of the network is slow, this could be a strong suggestion for a faulty switch or a miss-configuration. Poor network equipment Usage of hubs is not recommended, (hubs are prone to collisions by design) Cheap switches that cannot handle the total needed bandwidth. The switch’s chip can handle 100Mb/s for 12 ports, but the switch has 24 ports and all are connected. For low network usage this is not a problem, but if your network usage …

How to Build a Computer Network

… to 1000Mb/s. If you need to connect at longer distances the more suitable solution are Coaxial cable – up to 500M, speed 10Mb. You need special repeaters or hubs or special network cards. The fiber optic – 10Km or more, speed up to 100Gb, depending on the equipment. It is the most expensive solution; the price though can be affordable for slower connections. For slower connections, most of the cost will consist on running the cable between the two points. DSL is the …

Computer Network – Tools and Supplies

… different devices on your network. Modern switching devices can make a virtual map of all of the devices in your network and route packets according to this map. Older connectivity devices, such as network hubs, used to indiscriminately broadcast the packets on all of the ports and only the device which the packet belonged to would have accepted it. This design creates a lot of collisions and saturates the network with unnecessary traffic. Network hubs, (two or more ports), or repeaters, …