I currently have a database, which is held on a central server and is accessed via telnet, this is extremely slow...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
and the software interface is now dated. This needs to be updated.
I don't have much experience in networking, and I was hoping someone may be able to inform me of how I could improve this.
The information you are providing regarding the problem you are facing is not enough to allow me to pin point your bottleneck. However if I am correct, essentially you require a faster connection to the central server in order to give you more realistic speeds when working with the database.
Depending on your current setup, budget and connection type (Internet or WAN), you have a few different options. The problem here is that you must take in consideration a lot of other parameters to ensure you implement a safe and fast connection to the central server.
For example, if the connection is over the Internet and your connecting to a remote server via a 56K dialup to your ISP, then you might consider upgrading to a 64K or 128K ISDN dialup link while implementing a peer-to-peer VPN. This will give you adequate protection and a much faster connection to the remote server.
On the other hand, if your server is located at a remote office that's connected to your network via a dialup link, then you can either upgrade that link by adding an additional dialup modem, the cheapest way out, or alternative replace it with an 64K ISDN link. The VPN here is optional but highly recommended!
The above are a few suggestions for you to consider, but also might not satisfy your needs. If this is the case, spend a few hours online searching for ways to upgrade your existing WAN structure to suite your needs.
Dig Deeper on LANs (Local Area Networks)
Related Q&A from Chris Partsenidis
Learn how to understand the difference between bit rate and baud rate in this expert answer.continue reading
Expert Chris Partsenidis offers guidelines for a smooth and successful PSTN to VoIP migration.continue reading
What SIP trunking basics should you know before you deploy? SIP trunking guru Chris Partsenidis explains what you need to know about SIP trunking ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.