I have a network that consists of 10-12 computers hooked up to an 8 port netgear switch, with is hooked in to the mr814. This router is then attached to verizon's dsl modem. I generally get poor performance from the network even if only 4 computers are 'attached'. The only time performance is satisfactory is when I do a complete reset of modem and router. And that only lasts for a very brief time period.
I have really no control over these machines as this is not 1 company, but many seperate individuals (/companies). I'd like to monitor what computer perhaps is causing the problem by a network monitor, but that would require SMNP installed on all the machines. Also the mr814 router doesn't report bandwith usage. (and for that matter the connection log doesn't seem to work either).
Does anyone know how i can trouble shoot this? Possibly a product that can help me monitor the outgoing traffic.
Also is there a more suitable router / switch combo that provides better performance without too many bells and whistles to keep price low... Essentially the offices here only need to access the internet and their mail accounts. Very simple usage.
Thanks for the assistance! Thierry