I was wondering if other people were seeing similar results or if maybe we might have some sort of issue.
So I was bored and decided to do some math, after a bit of figuring, my average packet going to/from my towers is around 750 bytes. I thought this might be a bit small so I got serious about it and got out an excel spread sheet.
The first two are our core routers, so that would be network averages. From my understanding we would want larger packet sizes to maximize bandwidth, we are pretty close on our download side to 1500 MTU, and I guess upload packet size would be smaller because that is mostly TCP asking for more data.
We have 3 layer 2 networks that feed our various towers which themselves are layer 2 networks (not the best, we know, but we are looking at some other options for segmentation.) I have had worries about small network packets eating up air time and maybe that might be cutting down on our bandwidth efficiency.
Mostly just curious what other people are seeing and maybe we need to look at changes to infrastructure. Though this is a pretty convincing argument to my boss for why we don’t have to run 50/50 TDMA everywhere…