My current home network is :
2 tivos, and a wireless laptop connected to a 10/100 switch
1 server, and my main desktop, connected via 10/100/1000 switch. Both boxen have gig nics.
the two switches are also connected together.
While I am confident that everything is connected properly, I am not convinced I am using it at 100% potential. I enabled jumbo frames on both the server & desktop, but not via a yes/no, but as actually setting the MTU size.. i read that a 9000 jumbo frame size is really something like 9024 MTU with overhead, etc. Is this correct ?
What can i use to actually test the 'real' transfer speeds to various points on my network? I know I have 'netperf' for the linux server to tivos .. but my desktop i can only gauge how long it takes to transfer multiple gigs of video back and forth.
To sum up:
1) good tools to test network thoughput
2) MTU settings for 'jumbo frames' .. what should it actually be
3) Jumbo frames & a mixed 1000 / 100 network .. am i screwing female canines here ?