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How to troubleshoot a slow computer network?

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Your network is slow. What do you do to make it faster? The answer is not simple and the reason for your slow network could be a lot of things. You have to take a step by step approach and isolate the bottleneck. Once you isolate the point of failure it is easier to find the problem. Many times a packet sniffer will help you find the problem faster. A good free packet sniffer is Wireshark. Another …

Troubleshoot a Slow Network – The entire Network is Slow

… switches you can use a packet sniffer to determine if there’s a loop. A wrongly configured Spanning tree could cause a loopback. FIX: Check all the patch-cord connections in the faulty switch. Check for patch-cords that have both ens into the same switch. Check for more than one patch-cord connecting the same two switches. If you have cascaded switches it is normal to be slower for the devices in the cascaded switch but is not normal for the devices that are not cascaded. Check if any …