Hi ladies and gentlemen i hope everyone is well
Ok I am trying to help out my local community centre who has lost there IT Manager and now have no one to manage there services at present. Due to lack of funding i highly doubt they will have another one sometime soon..
Whilst being at the Centre for use of the internet service i noticed a very bad inconsistent internet connectivity.
So i spoke to the manager and decided to explore the problem for them as i am very well known to them
Below is how they have there network setup at present.
10mb Virgin Cable (cisco Modem)
This goes to a
TP Link Wireless router with the wireless function disabled (this is being used for dhcp)
This then links into
2x switchs (2 links per switch is this good or bad?) HP Procurve 2524 x2
switchs to the port fronts to the stations using blackbox category 5e x2
However in the building they do have a Dell quad core server which currently is being used as a station machine and not a server.
I think the inconsistency is because of the tp link router is handling the dhcp and as there is about 50 machines in the building i expect this just cant handle the load.
When checking the router settings all settings seemed to be configured correctly and the router is also mac-ip binding all there static machines so no ip confliction in anyway.
Can any one advise me of what is best for me to do for them to get a stable internet connection. They say they dont need the perks of the server etc so if not needed they would like to keep it a server less network.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
Many Thanks and Kind Regards