Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Beware the Jumbo Frame

Never, EVER turn on "Jumbo Frames" on a Linksys SRW2048 switch.

Something overflows in the firmware, and things get very screwed up, very quickly.

Lost a few hours work for EVERYONE because of this. 8(

Update: January 10, 2008 - As noted in the comment below, I should have added more info. I've since learned that turning on Jumbo Frames is NOT a plug and play operation... ALL of the devices that might see a jumbo frame need to be able to handle them, or they will go off line.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice but I found it unhelpful. How about including some details about the firmware being used and the problems you experienced. How did you fix it, and why did it break? More information would have been appreciated.