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Jumbo frame definition

A jumbo frame is an ethernet frame with a data payload larger than 1,500 bytes, which is the limit for standard IEEE 802.3 frames. Bigger data packages can increase your network’s speed, but only if all connected devices have specialized hardware and are set up properly.

Real jumbo frame facts

1998: jumbo frames make their debut in ACEnic Gigabit Ethernet adapters by Alteon WebSystems.

9,000 bytes is the most commonly used jumbo frame size. Most Ethernet equipment can support jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes.