Am a dba just got this situation no system adm on site. System works fine at old location. Server is Windows Server 2003. has static ip with comcast and good speed of say 12mps. Now new location has anew static T1 connection of 2mps up and down.
Runs synchronizing of offline files with four computers including the server. All flat files. Has a switch that connects all nodes, router that has IP address to the T1 connection. T1 connection is shared with other users, no dhcp on router. It is set to do static.
Now all computers run dhcp except the server has two cards but we only use static ip connection on the server. Connecting to the internet is not consistent and slows. Say internet from the server is 70% success, but from the computers say 45% success. Now once you connect to yahoo.com, you cannot check mails. If you are able to check mails maybe 1% success all day. If you try others like Google mails then your chances increases to say 40%.
Now my LAN has a different set of subnet mask (all internal nodes are 255.255.255.0) compare to that of LAN subnet (255.255.255.242) on the router. Will that be a factor? Cannot get internet to be consistent. When i take the computer home, out of the network, it works perfect.
I recommended increasing the speed to say 10mps for the internet service. The yahoo.com mail is where the calendar and all stuff is for the company. Help me guys recommendations, solutions, and all.