I have private network service between a data center and my office location. After moving a server from the office to the data center, we noticed significant packet loss. This greatly affects the speed of our file sharing (SMB is particularly affected).
The Data Center engineers suggested that our switches we set to 100mbps but we only have a 30mbps pipe in the private network so up to 70% of the packets could be lost at the switch.
We tried setting the ports to 10 mbps but they could not connect. Could QoS bandwidth throtling be used in this case? We are using Dell PowerConnect 6224 at the office and PowerConnect 5424 at our Data Center.
Any ideas on how to resolve this?