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MTU Limit between vlans

Hi all,

I created an additional vlan the other night (vlan 2) and configured ISL trunking using a 3662 between vlans 1 & 2. The 3662 has wan connections to other remote sites. The switches I am using are 2924's. Once I had configured the "router on a stick", I found that from vlans 1 or 2 I could ping any device on the wan at 5000 bytes using the "ping x.x.x.x -l command in dos. So connectivity and routing was ok there... but if I pinged a device on vlan 2 from vlan 1 at 5000 bytes (or vice versa) it timed out... but I could ping between the two vlans at 2500 bytes. It seemed that there was some limit when routing between the two vlans on mtu size, although I could ping other devices on the wan with the larger packet size. Am i correct in thinking this and is the restriction on the router or the switch itself. Any thoughts here would be appreciated.


Re: MTU Limit between vlans

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Re: MTU Limit between vlans

One thing for sure is that from ethernet standard compatable NIC card you will never see packets larger than 1518 bytes. When you ping using -l option your workstation sends multiple packets to the specified destination.


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