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slow network or slow server?

May 31, 2011 at 00:13:26
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB

Hello!

I have a doubt. I am using a business management software that runs in a local server. The LAN is not WIFI but with cable.

The client software works pretty slow in the client machines of the local network. I wonder whether the problem is the network, or the software that is not well built or may be the computer, an Pentium III with 500MB.

Is there any way to monitor which one of the issues I just described could be causing the client machines run their client software so slowly?

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#1
May 31, 2011 at 06:29:22

I would start with the old computer with not enough ram.

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#2
May 31, 2011 at 09:54:46

To check, whether it's the software or the LAN, simply copy a large file from and to the server.
Measure the time, calculate the speed in MBit/s and check, whether this meets your LAN speed, e.g. 100 Mbit/s or 1000 MBit/s.

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#3
May 31, 2011 at 10:34:33

Hello

Is there any software that carries out this type of check for me measuring the LAN speed? I mean, Is there a a software that would copy a large file from and to the server like you did and then gives you the speed according to the time it took.

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#4
May 31, 2011 at 10:34:34

Hello

Is there any software that carries out this type of check for me measuring the LAN speed? I mean, Is there a a software that would copy a large file from and to the server like you did and then gives you the speed according to the time it took.

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#5
May 31, 2011 at 12:02:12

I use TotalCommander, a file explorer, to do such things.
During the copy process, it shows the data transfer rate at the top of the copying process window in kbytes/s.
You can download a free copy of it at:
http://www.ghisler.com

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#6
May 31, 2011 at 12:12:25

It's not the network, it 's the ancient PIII computer that's your problem.

If you want to check the network usage without having to download and install anything just hit ctrl-alt-del and click on tne Task Manager button. Once TM opens, click on the networking tab. Then do your file copy. Even if your network is only 100 Mbps,

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#7
May 31, 2011 at 12:22:23

Thanks all.

Ok, I will check the network usage with ctrl-alt-del and will let you know after that.

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#8
June 1, 2011 at 08:26:27

I just tried to check the network usage with ctrl-alt-del but then I realized that there is no network tab in the Windows task manager. I do not know whether this absence of network tab has to do with the fact that the windows of this machine is Windows 2000. Do you have any idea to approach this?

Moreover, just in case I took a look to the memory usage and I realized that it was 531MB, that is to say, slightly above the physical memory 520MB. I could see as welll that the CPU usage was almost 0% so I guess the old CPU should not be the cause for the slow client.

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#9
June 1, 2011 at 09:17:34

Geez............Windows 2000. That would have been good to know sooner. Your initial post showed: "Windows Vista 4GB" under your name so I went from there.

To be honest, I don't rememebr if 2000 has the network tab on TM. I suspect not since you say it wasn't there.

Moreover, just in case I took a look to the memory usage and I realized that it was 531MB, that is to say, slightly above the physical memory 520MB. I could see as welll that the CPU usage was almost 0% so I guess the old CPU should not be the cause for the slow client.

Your issue is not the CPU, but it is the RAM. As you've been told, your old computer is the problem. Upgrading the RAM (ie: adding more) might help, but in the end, replacing that unit with a new, faster PC with more RAM would cure your problem.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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