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?
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??