fortypoundhead.com

Change the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) Size

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Change the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) Size
Tags:  Windows NT Windows 2000
Views: 1607


By optimizing the MTU setting you can gain substantial network performance increases, especially when using dial-up modem connections.
MTU stands for Maximum Transmission Unit and in basic terms, it defines the maximum size of a packet that can be transferred in one frame over a network.
Open the registry and find the key below. Add a new value, or edit the existing value, to equal the new MTU size. For modem connections a MTU of '576' would be a good size.

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
Value Name: MTU
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: Default = 0xFFFFFFFF

More Info: http://support.microsoft.com/support/ntserver/serviceware/nts40/E9MSLS8FW.ASP


About the Author

FortyPoundHead has posted a total of 1974 articles.

 


Comments On This Post

No comments on this post yet!


Do you have a thought relating to this post? You can post your comment here. If you have an unrelated question, you can use the Q&A section to ask it.

Or you can drop a note to the administrators if you're not sure where you should post.


Your IP address is:54.166.189.88

Before you can post, you need to prove you are human. If you log in, this test goes away.



Recent Forum Posts

SSL Now Active
dwirch posted on June 16, 2017 at about 8:40 in Site News

SSL Now Active
dwirch posted on June 13, 2017 at about 7:59 in Site News

Coding Archive?
dwirch posted on June 3, 2017 at about 12:54 in Site News

Job Spammer: Bharti Jigyasi
dwirch posted on June 2, 2017 at about 16:57 in Spammers

Coding Archive?
dwirch posted on May 25, 2017 at about 12:38 in Site News

BWASL returns
dwirch posted on May 13, 2017 at about 15:24 in Site News