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Does non-gigabit network printer slow down whole gigabit network

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August 6, 2010 10:51:06 PM

Hello there.

First of all let me describe situation:

I'm going to create a Gigabit home network. For this task Asus RT-N16 device will be used. All 4 Asus' ports are Gigabit Ethernet. I am also going to use a network printer - Canon MX860 which has 100 Mbit RJ45 connector.

Now the question:

Is it true that using a 100Mbit device in Gigabit network slows whole network down to 100 Mbit? If it is true, is there any way to avoid it?

Links to device's spec:

Asus RT-N16 http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=WAa6AQFncrceRBEo&t...

Canon MX860 http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Multifun...
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August 10, 2010 6:51:33 PM

Not true, the other devices will run at gigabit speeds.
June 2, 2011 9:50:01 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Not true, the other devices will run at gigabit speeds.



What if you enable jumbo frames for the wired (CAT5e) gigbit network components (NICs/Router/NAS) and then add a wireless network printer at 100Mbit that doesn't support jumbo frames...Would the wireless network printer limit the transmission rate for wired gigabit network components??
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