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rfire2k

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guys i need suggestion how to make our office network efficient than our exisitng LAN setup that we are using now.

we have 60pcs here, running under 1 workgroup, we use wireless LAN and seperated w/ 3 access point and connected to 1 router where our internet is connected and has 1 file server servin' 60pc

our file transfer here is slow which makes me sick! as well our internet connection... i think the cause of it is the battleneck that is happening to the router and the file server..

need suggestion and comments /thx
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Hey rFire2k, Welcome to G2G

The first problem is see is that a "workgroup" by definition is limited to 10 computers. So to eleviate some of the congestion, you need to be using 6 workgroups, try to arrange them logically by location. Second, ideally you would have a AP for each workgroup.

Next look again at your router, make sure that it is appropriate for the job. Also, consider the kind of file access that is occuring at the files server. If you are working with text files, you should be ok...however, if each user is working with databases or large graphics files...well i'm sure you can see how that would effect performance..
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also, wireless connections are kind of first come first serve...so...being wireless will slow the system down too....in office type situations where all machines are desktops not portables it's usually best to just go with a wired network
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or a mix of both, based on location in the office; I have seen those as well, albeit far few systems than your office......lol
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Hey rFire2k, Welcome to G2G

The first problem is see is that a "workgroup" by definition is limited to 10 computers. So to eleviate some of the congestion, you need to be using 6 workgroups, try to arrange them logically by location.  Second, ideally you would have a AP for each workgroup.

Next look again at your router, make sure that it is appropriate for the job.  Also, consider the kind of file access that is occuring at the files server.  If you are working with text files, you should be ok...however, if each user is working with databases or large graphics files...well i'm sure you can see how that would effect performance..

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thanx for this... btw what "AP" stands for?... and is there a way to password protect each worgroup???

i got another question. in Microsoft Windows Proffesional SP2 how can i create a shared folder w/ username and password to restrict other members from my workgroup accessing it.

Edited by rfire2k, 07 October 2005 - 04:17 AM.

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an AP - is an ACCESS POINT - you could assign a seperate wireless SSID for each workgroup, but this needs to be planned carefully. If you were to do this you would have to ensure that any workstations that need access to each other would be in the SAME workgroup.
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thaks for all the reply i nid suggestion again guys

currently we are using linksys wirless network (lan card, router and access point).
is linksys good?? if yes, any linksys system that you would like to recommend thanks in advance :tazz:
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