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Help me pls

k. This system consists of eight IBM Power 770 
UNIX systems, 200 desktop computers running Windows 7 and 3 high capacity printers. The main application runs on the UNIX systems and continually outputs to the 3 printers as insurance 
quotation, certificates and so forth are being produced. The 200 users, also located at this office, 
access the application using X emulation software on their desktops. Currently, each UNIX system 
supports 25 users and has plenty of spare capacity. The LAN consists of a series of hubs and bridges 
and runs at 10 Mbits/s. This network is desperately slow and has reached capacity. One of the UNIX 
systems also operates as a DNS server providing a naming service for all systems on this LAN

how can i connect this to each other? i use 2 different routers to connect differently the ibm power unix systems and the 200 pcs with 3 printers and 1 dns server?

 

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Perhaps the key element in

Perhaps the key element in this description is this " The LAN consists of a series of hubs and bridges ". Part of what this means is that everything operates in half duplex mode and is limited to 10 Meg. You should transition from hubs and bridges to Ethernet switches. The immediate benefit would be the ability to operate in full duplex and at higher speeds. A secondary aspect is that currently the network is flat and everything communicates (and competes for resources) with everything else. As you transition to a switched network it gives you the opportunity to evaluate implementing vlans which reduces the size of the broadcast domain and reduces the competition for certain network resources.

 

HTH

 

Rick

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Perhaps the key element in

Perhaps the key element in this description is this " The LAN consists of a series of hubs and bridges ". Part of what this means is that everything operates in half duplex mode and is limited to 10 Meg. You should transition from hubs and bridges to Ethernet switches. The immediate benefit would be the ability to operate in full duplex and at higher speeds. A secondary aspect is that currently the network is flat and everything communicates (and competes for resources) with everything else. As you transition to a switched network it gives you the opportunity to evaluate implementing vlans which reduces the size of the broadcast domain and reduces the competition for certain network resources.

 

HTH

 

Rick

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