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I have a Client with more than 1000 users on the network. The network has a mixture of Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6 Cabling Installation. The client always complains of a slow network. What could be the cause of the slow network? Could it be in the cabling, the severs or the resources available on the network?
ASKED: December 28, 2012  7:38 AM
UPDATED: December 28, 2012  12:53 PM

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To know the root cause further more information is required. There are various factors that affect the bandwidth which include: older software (for ex: Windows 2003 server over Windows 2008 server), network devices (for ex: Ethernet hubs are slow when compared to switches), interconnection between your networks etc. Kindly provide more information so that I can help you out in diagnosing the bottlenecks. Windows 2008 is a much superior and faster product when compared to Windows 2000. There is no straight forward upgrade between Windows 2000 and Windows 2008. 

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  • Gabe9527
    What Troubleshooting has been done so far?
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  • mtange
    No Troubleshooting has been done yet. But the client is suspecting the operating system he is using and is intending to upgrade it from windows server 2000 to windows server 2003 and also on the same not do it on the server hardware.
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  • ginjedi
    1000+ users and devices should have properly designed L2 at least network. There is too little of information to give you the correct answer. Before complaining on server check latency in the network and how devices communicate with each other. You may need to change the topology.
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  • MajidZawmah
    there are programs that could help you to find where exactly you have slow connection or a devaice fault like GFI Network Monitor.
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