Network getting too large?
We have had our network setup for a few months and was all working well.
But now for no apparent reason, all workstations lose connection to the server and all the shared resources etc for about 10 seconds every 5 to 10 minutes but can be less frequent, it seems random..
For some strange reason, connection to the internet is also lost at the same time.
I have ruled out the 2 switches on the network as I am able to continually ping workstations throughout the building with no disruption.
We have a switch on the ground floor which is connected to the switch in the top floor via a cat6 cable on a 1gbps port. The server is then connected to the switch on the ground floor to the other 1gbps port, all other workstations are connected to the other 100mbps ports.
Both switches are Netgear Prosafe 48port switches.
The router is connected to one of the 100mbps ports.
We also have a phone server that is attached to one of the 100mbps ports (which I can ping continuously fine).
We have about 40 PCs, 40 ip phones and 8 printers on the network.
Any help is much appreciated.