Small Business Networking Woes

3com Baseline switch 2226
January 10, 2010 at 12:48:33
Specs: Windows Vista
I run a small office of about 15-20 users needing to have good access to our 22 Mbps internet. We are experiencing slowness that shouldn't happen simply while browsing the web during peak time. The internet is fast enough, but I think our network configuration is the problem.

It's not a very good set up. From the modem, it goes to a Linksys WRT54GS, then from one port on the router, it goes to a 3Com Baseline Switch 2226 which then connects the roughly 15 computers. Somewhere it's getting bogged down, especially when many people are on the network. (Meanwhile, using wireless at the same time is quick, it's just the people who are hardwired).

I'm looking for the potential cause of this slowness, and a cheap, quick solution as we have to be good to go within the next few days.


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January 10, 2010 at 13:36:32
Check the documentation to learn how to change the configuration using the web interface for that switch.

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January 10, 2010 at 13:48:42
Thanks, but even if I were to connect to the switch, I wouldn't know what changes to make since I'm not aware of what's causing the sluggishness.

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January 10, 2010 at 14:25:21
You have to have a little more confidence than that. At least look at it. You can always ask another question, once you see what's there.

There is no switch magic. If there were, I would have told you to put some camphor in a glass of water & place it on a plate behind the entrance door. It gets rid of evil spirits but it won't configure your switch.

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