mtu size

  Garthyy 19:22 30 Aug 2005
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I have just put in a Netgear router, v easy, but it will let you change the mtu size. what is the best value or will it speed my connection up if I twiddle it?

  Stuartli 19:52 30 Aug 2005
  pharte 21:29 30 Aug 2005

log onto their web page click here.......... what ever your login number is (it's on the paperwork) and use admin as your login and password as your password, then change to your hearts content.
you will find the mtu settings on the left under "advanced > WAN setup"

  pharte 21:31 30 Aug 2005

the blue link won't work and shouldn't have done anyway....the point I was trying to make was to log into the netgear site by using the http address given when you set up the router on your comp

  pharte 21:33 30 Aug 2005

MTU must be set at 1400 if you are on AOL, the default is higher than this but will cause connection problems if it is set any different

  Dipso 21:41 30 Aug 2005

This bit of the dsl reports site shows you how to calculate your ideal MTU click here

There's more to twaeking than just altering the MTU if you're brave enough ;)click here

  Sans le Sou 22:05 30 Aug 2005

Dr TCP is Ok as a precaution you can backup the registry and if it goes wrong it can be reversedIt is just a registry access point. If you use this it gives recommended values for Dr TCP
click here

  woodchip 22:08 30 Aug 2005

My router is set to 1430 mtu

  woodchip 22:13 30 Aug 2005

This is what I get at the moment on a 512kb connection

Your line speed is:

512.6 Kbps

62.8 K bytes/sec

at click here

  Taw® 22:20 30 Aug 2005

for info

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