router performance

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Nov 5th, 2009

I was at a conference today, they mentioned routers hating small packets as they slow them down on performance, he was saying that a c2811 could push about 22 megabits per second etc,

whay is this, ?

I have this problem too.
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Joseph W. Doherty Thu, 11/05/2009 - 19:02

It's not so much routers "hate" small packets, it's just a lot of routing forwarding is based on processing the packet header which is, more or less, constant regardless of packet size. However, if the router can only logically process so many packets per second, your thoughput usually increases as the packet size increases (since more bits are transmitted per packet process).


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