My company has two office locations about 200 meters from switch to switch, and at the moment the network speed between our two networks is really slow. The network is a 100Mb network with 2 intermediate switches, and we hardly have 30mb/s (theoretical) of bandwidth between them. At the moment both locations have their own server, router, IP range, and the network between the 2 locations isn't used a lot.
In a future project I'd like to recreate the whole network but I'd like to create it as a single network, all in the same IP range, with one router, one powerful server, one AD and so on...
Let's say all hardware is placed in location "A". I need to be sure that a user in location "B" will have the same network speed as if they were in location "A".
200 meters doesn't seem that long of a distance if I put 2 intermediate switches between the 2 locations, but at the moment we seem to have a lot of speed lost..
Question: Is it possible to have the same network speed between the two locations if we use the correct RJ45 cable and switch (all in a Gigabit network)?
Thanks for your advice.