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Internet speed I recently upgraded to 1.5 from 750 with my ISP. However when I tested the speed it was still 750. I was told to change the MTU setting but it doesn't seem to change. Do you know the exact MTU it should be or is there another setting I need to change. Thanks, Shlomo smess5@netvision.net.il

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This is probably can not solve your problem, but this is my experience.

I have used adelphia.net high speed for my internet for almost two years,until one of their worker told me they didn't have any high speed at all, finally I cancel my high speed only used their regular speed, it is the same.

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a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
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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.
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