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Maximum recommended bandwitdh usage for 100 Mbps links

Hi all,

A co-worker told me yesterday that the maximum recommended bandwidth usage for a 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet link is only 30%. I think that is too low.

Who is right?

Thanks in advance.

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New Member

Re: Maximum recommended bandwitdh usage for 100 Mbps links

By the way, I mean 100 Mbps on a switched interface.

Regards,

Sergio.

Purple

Re: Maximum recommended bandwitdh usage for 100 Mbps links

I would flatly disagree with that , you can run a full duplex link probably to 80-90% without a problem . This used to be the limit on old 10 meg half duplex hubs . Above 30% you would start to see a fast drop off in performance.

New Member

Re: Maximum recommended bandwitdh usage for 100 Mbps links

Hi Glen,

Thank you very much for your answer. I supposed 30% was an extremely low value.

Last question: what would be the recommended value for an 100 Mbps Ethernet network? I mean for a VLAN segment for example.

Thanks again Glen.

Regards,

Sergio.

Re: Maximum recommended bandwitdh usage for 100 Mbps links

Sergio,

As such you can make any number of vlans as suported on the switch and depends on your whole N/W design or requirement. You can have as many clients/host in a particular Vlan and you wont see any performance impact unless you have a host whihc is generatiing real bad traffic like broadcast or any host with bad NIC.

revert if you more questions.

regards

-amit singh

New Member

Re: Maximum recommended bandwitdh usage for 100 Mbps links

Hi again,

So, I could have a switched network that is being used all the time at about 70-80% (with normal user traffic) of its maximum bandwidth, and the network won't be degradated at all.

Right?

Thanks.

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