- 7 desktops installed at client's business
- 1 dedicated ethernet line for each desktop
The original idea was that each line would run to their VOIP phones and then take advantage of the LAN connection on the phone to connect their desktops.
The VOIP phones have a 10/100 interface and our client is complaining about the lag from the network connections.
My current solutions / thoughts:
- Small 3 port switch to ensure the desktop has a direct connection off the phone. (Expencive)
- Install an extra ethernet card in the desktops and run a line from the PC to the phone. Though this would be ideal, they would not be able to use the phone if the computer is shutdown. Is there any way to provide an always on network threw a computer that is shutdown?
- Current last resort would be to use a hub, but this would not 100% solve the problem. It would only make it somewhat better.
Please let me know if you can come up with a better solution to this issue. Running extra lines and installing new switches would not be cost effective enough but we do have the spare ethernet cards to install.