Jumbo Frames on TS-109 and TS-209 in gigabit environments

04/09/2007 – 21:23

If using the Qnap NAS systems with a gigabit switch supporting jumbo frames you will obtain around 15-16MB/sec. By activating jumbo frames on the NAS & your network card you can achieve the specified maximum of 32MB/sec download fromthe NAS.


Qnap says the following in the manual:
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1) Activating jumbo frames in your network card
In Microsoft Windows, right-click the Network Adapter in Network Connections, and then click Properties.
Click the Configure button and then the General tab. Jumbo MTU is set at 1500 bytes by default. I suggest using 9000 and reducing the value in case of problems.
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2) Activating jumbo frames in the NAS
Open the NAs web interface, go to TCP/IP properties, activate jumbo frames with a frame size of 9000 and apply.

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3) Optional: Activating jumbo frames in the switch
Most switches in home environments use 9kb frames as a standard. However you can go higher sometimes, especially with managed switches:
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  1. 4 Responses to “Jumbo Frames on TS-109 and TS-209 in gigabit environments”

  2. wow, nice tips 🙂
    do you have mac version for this tips ??

    thank you.

    By Andy on Sep 21, 2007

  3. No, never used a mac. But look into the network card settings, there should be something similar.

    By marconachtrab on Sep 22, 2007

  4. My on-board ‘card’ driver does not appear have this feature so assume this board is too old.

    By John Hardaker on Nov 28, 2007

  5. Which board/onboard nic do you use?

    By marconachtrab on Nov 28, 2007

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