When To Use Jumbo Frames
Use Jumbo Frames if you think you satisfy the following two conditions:
- You want to keep all your music library on a NAS
- You want nothing but the best, subject to condition 1.
Condition 2 is a bit contradictory because in our early experimentations, music stored locally on a SSD appear to sound better, hence the qualifier. But for some, having music stored locally is just not a good option.
For example in my case I have setup a Plex server so that I can stream music off the NAS when I am out driving (Android Carplay). Having a central music repository is the best solution as it balanced all my needs.
In my next article, I will setup the minimum equipment you’ll need for a Jumbo Frame enabled network. The article will also detail the steps you need to take to enable Jumbo Frames, and some basic diagnostics to ensure everything is working.
Bear in mind what works for me, doesn’t necessarily works for you. I am happy and glad that I found that emotional connection again once I turned Jumbo Frames back on. But that does not mean you can reap the same benefits I did.
All you can do is attempt to recreate what I did, and hope you get similar results. If it works, you have a better system. If it doesn’t, well, congratulations! You have just wasted time and money for no gain!
Comment from: Did Visitor
"In my next article, I will setup the minimum equipment you’ll need for a Jumbo Frame enabled network. The article will also detail the steps you need to take to enable Jumbo Frames, and some basic diagnostics to ensure everything is working."
Yes! I wait this article with an high interest, we are at the beginning of local network optimization. Do you have a look to http://fasterdata.es.net/network-tuning/udp-tuning/?