Don't mix LAN speeds

I tried running NetVSTHost on a 2014 HP Windows laptop, connected to a very new gigabit-Ethernet switch along with an older Mac Mini client, and the performance was terrible!

It turned out that although the old, Core Duo Mac Mini from 2006 had a gigabit Ethernet port, the much newer HP laptop only had a 10/100 port. As a result, the switch had to fully receive each packet and re-send it at the different speed -- in both directions -- resulting in huge latency.

The lesson is, make sure all devices on your NetVST LAN are running at the same speed -- preferably 1 gigabit/sec.


Author: shane

Just another HTMLy user.

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