I have a network of about 15 PC's set up to a switch which is connected to our modem obviously. For some reason, very randomly, while trying to load a webpage (any webpage, not specific) the network will freeze is seems - nobody ever loses a connection but often get the 'page cannot be displayed' message, then 30 seconds - 1 minute later everything is working again. It is a 100/10 mbps switch we are using and everything connected to the switch is also connected to the internet although the entire network has this problem.
To my knowledge 'broadcast storms' are not too much of worry anymore so I am confused as to what would be causing this. Could it be a weak / failing switch? After pinging the modem there we absolutely no timeouts of ping spikes which makes me think the problem is with the switch.