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

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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 accessI have a 2Wire modem and i need to Change my Mtu - mag-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.

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How do you connect to the 2wire 2700HG? Wireless or ethernet? In any case I suggest to access the mdc (management and diagnostic console) of your 2wire and check the DSL Diagnostics under the Troubleshooting Category. Check the attenuation rate of your 2wire there so you can see if external problems are affecting the 2wire. The 2wire is also a modem\router and eventough it rarely affects the speed of your connection, the 2wire Firewall might also affect the speed of your cx. Another thing to check are the electrical interference on your 2wire. EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) do affect the 2wire router greatly. I mean it LITERALLY. A great Interference can cut your signal strength from full bars to 1 bar even tough your just 10 feet away from the router. You can also check the Broadband Status on the Network at a Glance Page to check if the speed are jumping in and out. And also try to contact your Internet Service Provider or the 2wire direct technical support (1-877-3478680) for further assistance. God Bless!

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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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