Network Speed

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?

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August 5, 2009 at 08:34:01
Google for lan bandwidth tester or lan bandwidth test


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August 5, 2009 at 08:35:11
Yes try...

You may want to do a NETSTAT on the computers to see if too many excessive ports are open.

Also don a PING -n 25 on your server's or workstation's IP to see if any packets are being dropped,

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August 5, 2009 at 08:51:33
If you have the switches hooked to each other, they have to handle the traffic from each and that can slow things down.

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
- Henry Kissinger

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August 5, 2009 at 09:02:58
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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