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MTU settings on Actiontec DSl Router

I am having some difficulty with a game device that talkes to my Actiontec router.. The tech support says I should change the MTU setting.. I cannot find a place to do that in my set up menu for my Actiontec..
Any Ideas I have an Actiontec modem with wireless gateway and I need to know how to change the MTU settings on it. Any feedback would be welcome.

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    when i type in my ip address in the browser it asks for a password and username where do i find that information?

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First you need to know th ip adress enter it in your internet browser. It may ask for a user name and password. You seting should then be displayed after that.

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My Xbox live requires me to set the MTU to 1364 but I cannot find anywhere on my DLINK DSL2642B router to set the MTU, any ideas?


1. Connect to your router's admin interface. Usually 192.168.0.1. The default username is "admin" (without the quotes) and the default password is blank.

2. Click on the WAN button from the left vertical menu.

3. Find the "MTU" towards the bottom, enter your desired MTU value (usually 1500, or 1492 for PPPoE) in the text field, and click Apply. The router will restart to apply the new settings.

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How do i access my mtu settings on the actiontec GT704WGB


Hi,
For you to access the MTU settings of your router you need to access the WAN IP Address Page. make sure that you're using a computer that is connect to the router. Open a browser and type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar. The Home screen will appear then click on Advanced Setup. it will ask you for a username and password. The Default Username is admin and Password is password. On the Advanced Setup Screen click on the WAN IP Address. Click Yes on the Warning Screen to continue. MTU settings is located on the lower part of the screen.
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Can a actiontec gateway wireless DSL router be connected to a comcast cable modem?I have an old DSL wireless router (gateway), can I use this as my wireless router with comcast cable internet, or do i need...


You could do it, but it's a bit of a pain in the ***** and probably not worth the hassle.
Actiontec DSL gateway was not designed to act as a "proper" router and therefore you won't be able to make it act like one permanently (well, unless there's a hacked firmware out there somewhere ;).
Of course, since it runs linux, you can telnet into it and manually set up the ip addresses on both wireless/wired interfaces and the necessary route between them. It will then work as a wireless access point for your comcast cable modem, but any changes will be lost every time you reboot the actiontec.
I've done it in the past with similar setup but quickly got tired of having to console the actiontec to add the ips and routes every time it crashed -and eventually got a proper wireless router.
So-it can be done, just not easily.
Have fun,
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Can't set up my mtu on gt704wg


XBox Live is down today June 16th, 2009. It'll be down until either late tonight or early tomorrow. There is maintenance being done on the servers.

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Same problem as original poster.


Try to reduce the MTU of your router. Access the router's setup page and look for MTU settings. Set it to manual. If you are on DSL Internet, set the MTU to 1492. If you are on Cable Internet 1400. Power cycle the router after that. Then if that didn't help, you need to udpate the firmware of your router and hard reset it after the firmware update.

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I am experiencing lag on my game. This has been going on for about a week. What do i do to fix this problem?


Try to adjust the MTU of the router. If your internet connection is DSL, set the MTU of the router to 1492. If your on Cable internet, MTU is 1463. If that didn't help, try to connect directly to your modem and maybe your modem is the one giving your problem and not the router. Good Luck

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Yes, if the other isp is also providing dsl services, but you will have to configure the device the other isp will not help you with that.

but its really not that difficult.

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Changing mtu settings


From a wired or wirelessly connected device do the following:-
1. Click start --> (sometimes settings) --> Control Panel --> Network Connections
2. Double click on the active connection which will say connected underneath
3. Click Support
4. Click Details
5. Now the Default Gateway value is the IP Address of your modem/router
usually 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254
6. Note this value down
7. Click OK
8. Click OK or Close
9. Now open Internet Explorer
10. Enter http:// followed by your gateway address noted in 6. above
e.g. http://192.168.0.1
11. You will now have to enter a username and password
If the box has the username and password completed, then click OK
If there is no value for username try "admin" and for the password try one of the following "password", "admin",
Also try nothing for the username and "admin" for the password
Sometimes the value for these are written on the underneath of the router
On the left look for the WAN or WAN Setup in there should be a vlaue for the MTU
overtype in your new value and click "Save" or "Apply"

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I have a xbox 360 that fails the mtu portion of the network connection. i have at&t dsl that is run through the phone jack to the router ( 2wire 2701hg-b) and from the router to the xbox. what do you...


check on the MTU settings of ur 2wire.
This are the steps to see what ur MTU setting is:
>connect a computer to the 2wire
>open Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox
>enter this on the address bar: gateway.2wire.net/management
>enter ur system password (in case u forget this, click on i forgot my password to get a hint)
>look for Advance in the column on the left
>click on configure services
>on the bottom, u shud see the MTU number
** i searched online and accdg to xbox tech support, ur MTU should be in the range of 1364 to 1500 **
>click on submit after u change the setting
just in case youve entered the correct MTU setting but it still does not work, u might need to contact either xbox or ur internet service provider.

Keep me posted on this one.

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