We do web design so the volume of traffic going out to our live production servers is considerably high at times. So my question is, without upgrading our hardware (see below), is there any way to stop uploads from bringing the entire network to its knees?
I've got a small LAN that has between 30 and 35 users on it at a given time.
All equipment was purchased before I arrived and not likely to change.
We are on a 6Mbps DL/ 684k upload DSL line.
I've got a Watchguard x700 firebox (older model, not new version) that acts as our router / firewall. Does not have traffic prioritization, load balancing, etc.
Our primary office switch that connects to the Firebox and Primary file server is a Linksys SR2024 gigabit.
The rest of the office has 100 mb switches and a mix of 100 and 1000 base NIC's running on XP and Tiger machines.