Can just one machine on our network generate enough network traffic, whether it be from malware or P2P or whatever, to affect all network/internet users?
My company has many public machines available for anyone to browse the internet on. If just one of these machines became infected with a virus could it affect all internet traffic in the building? How about if a user were running P2P software?
..and what about our wireless? We have an open/unsecured wireless AP available to the public. Could someone using a wireless laptop generate/use-up enough traffic to cripple the entire network.
We are on a 5mb DSL Verizon businesss line located in a med-sized city. Lately, at certain times of the day, internet traffic is at a standstill. I cant even browse to small sites like Google.com and I cant check my mail without Outlook timing out numerous times for several hours.