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MTU, or Maximum Transmission Unit, specifies the largest unit of data that can sent over the network. While this setting is not generally required for the Wii console to communicate with a wireless network, if you are having trouble connecting or maintaining a connection, setting this value to "1500" may help.

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How do I adjust my MTU setting on my router?


An appropriate MTU value is important to the proper operation of any network. To change the MTU on a DI series D-Link router, simply follow the steps below:


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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Feb 17, 2011 | D-Link Computers & Internet

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Increasing Speed of Internet Using MTU settings in xp


Increasing Speed of Internet Using mtu settings in Windows XP:
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) refers to the size (in bytes) of the largest packet that a given layer of a communications protocol can pass onwards. MTU parameters usually appear in association with a communications interface. The MTU may be fixed by standards (as is the case with Ethernet) or decided at connect time (as is usually the case with point-to-point serial links). A higher MTU brings higher bandwidth efficiency.

Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) refers to the size (in bytes) of the largest packet that a given layer of a communications protocol can pass onwards. MTU parameters usually appear in association with a communications interface. The MTU may be fixed by standards (as is the case with Ethernet) or decided at connect time (as is usually the case with point-to-point serial links). A higher MTU brings higher bandwidth efficiency.

The default and maximum PPPoE MTU size is 1,480 bytes. With some Internet service providers (ISPs), you may have to reduce the MTU size of a PPPoE connection to a value between 1,400 and 1,480 (for example, to 1,454). Do not set an MTU size smaller than 1,400.
Modify the MTU size requires registry editing in windows xp
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To modify the PPPoE MTU size, create the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndiswan\Parameters\Protocols\0
Then add the following registry entries.Entry name Data type Value data
ProtocolType REG_DWORD 0x00000800
PPPProtocolType REG_DWORD 0x00000021
ProtocolMTU REG_DWORD the appropriate MTU size (in decimal)

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndiswan\Parameters
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
4. Type Protocols, and then press ENTER.
5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
6. Type 0, and then press ENTER.
7. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
8. Type ProtocolType, and then press ENTER.
9. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
10. Type 800, and then click OK.

11. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

12. Type PPPProtocolType, and then press ENTER.

13. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
14. Type 21, and then click OK.

15. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

16. Type ProtocolMTU, and then press ENTER.
17. On the Edit menu, click Modify.

18. Type the appropriate MTU size (decimal value), and then click OK.

19. Quit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer for the changes to take effect

on May 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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I have a 2Wire modem and i need to Change my Mtu settings how will i do this?


A computer's MTU or maximum transmission unit is a measure of the amount of data that can be sent over a specific network protocol at one time. Because the various network protocols on your computer all have to communicate with one another the MTU of your system can have detrimental effects if improperly set. The MTU most often referenced when talking about PCs is the TCPIP MTU. This is the MTU value used for all internet communication on your computer.
  1. tep 1 Launch DrTCP and select the proper network adapter from the "Adapter Settings" pull down list box at the bottom of the program. The adapter you choose should be the one physically connected to your modem or router for internet accessmag-glass_10x10.gif via an ethernet cable. You can find proper hardware name of the adaptor by going to the windows control panel and clicking on "Network Places" to see which adaptor handles your internet connection.
  2. Step 2 Enter a numerical value between 1400 and 1500 in the text box labeled "MTU". This numerical value is transmitted to every remote server you request data from to be used as a common size of data to be sent with every packet of data sent to your computer. It is advised you start at 1500 and move down in increments of 10 until a satisfactory result is found. Usually MTU problems are not a result of your hardware or the remote server. The problem almost always is ISP hardware not supporting frames as large as you and the remote server have agreed upon sending. Lowering your MTU value in increments allows you to find the largest size possible without having packets dropped due to being too large.
  3. Step 3 Click "Save" and exit the program by clicking "Exit" or clicking the "X" button in the upper right corner of the windowsmag-glass_10x10.gif form.
  4. Step 4 Restart your computer for the changes to take effect and check to see if the changed MTU has increased system network performance. This process of trial and error may require several attempts to find a setting that is optimal depending on your specific network configuration. If you are unable to find an MTU setting that works a quick call to your ISP to ask what their recommended MTU setting should resolve things.

Nov 15, 2009 | 2wire 2700HG-B Router (2700HGB)

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Resetting problem


Hi!

The problem that you are experiencing is an intermittent internet connection. This has something to do with your router's MTU settings (Maximum Transmission Unit). Lowering it down can fix the issue. Some ISP's have their own dedicated MTU but some just use the default values. Its better to ask your ISP what the right MTU to be used on your router.

Lowering MTU

1. Access your router's Setup Page or Admin Page through Internet Explorer. Type http://192.168.1.1 press enter. It will prompt you for username and password. By default type admin for username and password.

2. If you have the router's setup page opened, look for MTU settings. Default value is Automatic (1500). Set it to Manual MTU and set the size to 1492 and save the settings. Also check if you have there an option like "Keep Alive" and you need to select that.

3. Reboot your router after reducing the size of MTU. Observe the connection again if the same problem persists.

Note: If the MTU value 1492 didn't help, try these values; 1463 and 1400

Good Luck

Jul 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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360 mtu test keeps failing


Access the routers setup page by typing 192.168.1.1 (ip address of the router) on the address bar on IE.

then on basic setup page at the bottom part of the page you will see MTU normally its on auto,
to change the value set it to manual. ask your isp what is their prefferred value for the mtu you can go as high as 1300 to 1500.

Sep 13, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I have 20mb broadband but only 300kbs download speed


I personally have never known that changing the MTU setting can speed up your connection, as the MTU is the maximum transmition units that is sent to your pc from each web site and if the MTU setting is incorrect then some web sites will not load on your explorer page, the speed at which you download the page will not make any difference.

If you are supposed to get 20MB speed then you must be on cable and not ADSL as ADSL is a max of 8MB, so i would ring up Virgin or whoever and check the speed you should really be getting.

See these details posted on the netgear site, and you'll notice there is no mention of speed:-

Details About MTU
A packet sent to a device larger than its MTU is broken into pieces. Ideally, MTU would be set to the same — large — value on all your computers, routers and switches, as well as on all the parts of the Internet that you access. But you cannot control the MTU on the Internet, and in practice the optimum MTU size on your LAN is related to your hardware, software, wireless interference, etc.
  • Tweaking MTU size may work well in one situation, but cause performance and connection problems in others.
  • When network devices with different MTU settings communicate, packets are fragmented to accommodate the one with the smallest MTU.
  • Windows XP sets MTU automatically, that is, it optimizes computer MTU for you. This Microsoft article explains resolving lack of connection to a broadband ISP using Windows XP: How-To Configure Broadband Connections Using PPPoE.
  • Once a network device fragments a packet, the data stays fragmented until arriving at the destination computer.
Setting MTU size is a process of trial-and-error: start with the maximum value of 1500, then reduce the size until the problem goes away. Using one of these values is likely to solve problems caused by MTU size:
  • 1500. The largest Ethernet packet size; it is also the default value. This is the typical setting for non-PPPoE, non-VPN connections. The default value for NETGEAR routers, adapters and switches.
  • 1492. The size PPPoE prefers.
  • 1472. Maximum size to use for pinging. (Bigger packets are fragmented.)
  • 1468. The size DHCP prefers.
  • 1460. Usable by AOL if you don't have large email attachments, etc.
  • 1430. The size VPN and PPTP prefer.
  • 1400. Maximum size for AOL DSL.
  • 576. Typical value to connect to dial-up ISPs.

Nov 22, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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MTU


MTU, Partial Loss of Internet Connection, and Performance MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) is the largest packet a network device transmits. The best MTU setting for NETGEAR equipment is often just the default value. MTU is sometimes presented as something that can be easily changed to improve performance, but in practice this may cause problems. Leave MTU unchanged unless one of these situations applies: 1. You have problems connecting to your ISP or other Internet service, and their technical support (or NETGEAR's) recommends changing MTU. For example, these services may require an MTU change: * Yahoo email * MSN * AOL's DSL service 2. You use VPN, and have severe performance problems. 3. You used a program to "optimize" MTU for performance reasons, and now you have connectivity or performance problems. * An easy solution to most problems is to change MTU to 1400. * If you are willing to experiment, gradually reduce MTU as described in "Details of MTU", below. How to Change a Computer's MTU Size Note: If you change MTU on one computer, it is likely you will want to change it on your other computers, switches, and routers, as well. Instructions for changing MTU on other NETGEAR devices is found in the Reference Manuals. The third party Dr. TCP software can be used to change the MTU setting. 1. Download it from this link, choosing the zip file or the exe file at the top of the page. 2. Run the utility. 3. In the Adapter Settings pull down, select the Ethernet driver and adapter used to connect with the network. 4. In the MTU box, type the MTU size you are trying. 5. Click in any other box, without changing the data there. 6. Click Save. 7. Click Exit. 8. Restart the computer. Details About MTU A packet sent to a device larger than its MTU is broken into pieces. Ideally, MTU would be set to the same ? large ? value on all your computers, routers and switches, as well as on all the parts of the Internet that you access. But you cannot control the MTU on the Internet, and in practice the optimum MTU size on your LAN is related to your hardware, software, wireless interference, etc. * Tweaking MTU size may work well in one situation, but cause performance and connection problems in others. * When network devices with different MTU settings communicate, packets are fragmented to accommodate the one with the smallest MTU. * Windows XP sets MTU automatically, that is, it optimizes computer MTU for you. This Microsoft article explains resolving lack of connection to a broadband ISP using Windows XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/ppoe.mspx * Once a network device fragments a packet, the data stays fragmented until arriving at the destination computer. Setting MTU size is a process of trial-and-error: start with the maximum value of 1500, then reduce the size until the problem goes away. Using one of these values is likely to solve problems caused by MTU size: * 1500. The largest Ethernet packet size; it is also the default value. This is the typical setting for non-PPPoE, non-VPN connections. The default value for NETGEAR routers, adapters and switches. * 1492. The size PPPoE prefers. * 1472. Maximum size to use for pinging. (Bigger packets are fragmented.) * 1468. The size DHCP prefers. * 1460. Usable by AOL if you don't have large email attachments, etc. * 1430. The size VPN and PPTP prefer. * 1400. Maximum size for AOL DSL. * 576. Typical value to connect to dial-up ISPs.

Feb 19, 2006 | NetGear DG814 DSL Modem Internet Gateway...

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Connection problems


The current firmware allows the maximum transmission unit to be changed if needed. If you are having a problem sending or receiving email, or connecting to secure sites such as eBay, banking sites, and Hotmail, we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. 1492, 1482, 1472, etc). What is my MTU? - To find the proper MTU Size, you?ll have to do a special ping of the destination you?re trying to go to. A destination could be another computer, or a URL. Step 1 Click on Start and then click Run. Step 2 Windows 95, 98, and ME users type in command (Windows NT, 2000, and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). Step 3 Once the window opens, you?ll need to do a special ping. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo.com -f -l 1472 You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. Once you get a reply, go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. For example, lets say that 1452 was the proper value, the actual MTU size would be 1480, which is the optimum for the network we?re working with (1452+28=1480). Once you find your MTU, you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. To change the MTU rate follow the steps below: For the DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784: Step 1 Open your browser, enter the IP address of your router (192.168.0.1) and click OK. Step 2 Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. Step 3 Click on the Home tab and go to the WAN tab. Step 4 The default MTU is 1500, to change this enter the number in the MTU field and click the Apply button to save your settings. Step 5 Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. Note: If you have the European version of the DI-604, this procedure will not work. If you do not have an MTU option, please upgrade your firmware.

Feb 16, 2006 | D-Link Air Xpert DI-774 Wireless Router

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Connection problems


The current firmware allows the maximum transmission unit to be changed if needed. If you are having a problem sending or receiving email, or connecting to secure sites such as eBay, banking sites, and Hotmail, we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. 1492, 1482, 1472, etc). What is my MTU? - To find the proper MTU Size, you?ll have to do a special ping of the destination you?re trying to go to. A destination could be another computer, or a URL. Step 1 Click on Start and then click Run. Step 2 Windows 95, 98, and ME users type in command (Windows NT, 2000, and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). Step 3 Once the window opens, you?ll need to do a special ping. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo.com -f -l 1472 You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. Once you get a reply, go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. For example, lets say that 1452 was the proper value, the actual MTU size would be 1480, which is the optimum for the network we?re working with (1452+28=1480). Once you find your MTU, you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. To change the MTU rate follow the steps below: For the DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784: Step 1 Open your browser, enter the IP address of your router (192.168.0.1) and click OK. Step 2 Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. Step 3 Click on the Home tab and go to the WAN tab. Step 4 The default MTU is 1500, to change this enter the number in the MTU field and click the Apply button to save your settings. Step 5 Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. Note: If you have the European version of the DI-604, this procedure will not work. If you do not have an MTU option, please upgrade your firmware.

Feb 16, 2006 | D-Link Air Xpert DI-774 (DWL-774) Wireless...

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Connection problems


The current firmware allows the maximum transmission unit to be changed if needed. If you are having a problem sending or receiving email, or connecting to secure sites such as eBay, banking sites, and Hotmail, we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. 1492, 1482, 1472, etc). What is my MTU? - To find the proper MTU Size, you?ll have to do a special ping of the destination you?re trying to go to. A destination could be another computer, or a URL. Step 1 Click on Start and then click Run. Step 2 Windows 95, 98, and ME users type in command (Windows NT, 2000, and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). Step 3 Once the window opens, you?ll need to do a special ping. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo.com -f -l 1472 You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. Once you get a reply, go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. For example, lets say that 1452 was the proper value, the actual MTU size would be 1480, which is the optimum for the network we?re working with (1452+28=1480). Once you find your MTU, you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. To change the MTU rate follow the steps below: For the DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784: Step 1 Open your browser, enter the IP address of your router (192.168.0.1) and click OK. Step 2 Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. Step 3 Click on the Home tab and go to the WAN tab. Step 4 The default MTU is 1500, to change this enter the number in the MTU field and click the Apply button to save your settings. Step 5 Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. Note: If you have the European version of the DI-604, this procedure will not work. If you do not have an MTU option, please upgrade your firmware.

Feb 16, 2006 | D-Link AirPro DI-764 Wireless Router

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