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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 …

How to Make an Ethernet Patch-cord

… the connector while you slide them. This procedure helps you keep the wires aligned while inserting them. When you reach the end of the connector the exterior jacket will be outside of the connector. Make sure you push a little more so that the jacket gets inside. at the time of the crimping the plastic indentation on the connector gets pressed on the exterior jacket, conferring the patch-cord more rigidity and resistance. If the jacket doesn’t get into the RJ45, the wires will be loose …

How to Build a Computer Network

… in such manner that all of your cables are 100m or less. This includes the patch-cord as well. If you have computers farther than 100m you will need to install a repeater. Alternatively you can use other types of connection, (coax, fiber optic, etc…), see the limitation paragraph. When you run a cable consider the maximum amount of devices that can be stuffed into that office. It is a lot cheaper to run an extra cable or two per each office location than to run a single cable …