stevedross August 5, 2009 at 07:37:23 Specs: Windows XP
We have a server with Server 2003 and roughly 20 computers connected to 2 - 1gig switches. It seems like things crawl when dragging files from one PC to another. Is there a way to test the speed of my internal network? How do I kow I'm getting everything out of this 1gig setup? Thanks
We confuse speed with bandwidth. Speed is how fast your car goes down the freeway Bandwidth is how many lanes on the freeway. Gigabit is how many lanes not how fast the car goes Signals [cars] across the wire travel at a constant rate which is slightly less than the speed of light.
If you have a gigabit network consider point A and point B hard drives as being the limiting factor in a file transfer.
If these are managed switches then you would be able to see via port stats if there is an issue.
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