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Standard User Memski
(member) Mon 05-Nov-12 21:15:53
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MTU question


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My LAN MTU was set to 1504. My router MTU was set to 1500. If I run the ping xxx -f -l xxxx command I get errors until I reach 1452. I have now set both the LAN and router MTU to 1480. Is this correct?

I didn't know anything about MTU until about 30 minutes ago, sorry if this question is facile.
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(staff) Mon 05-Nov-12 21:43:21
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Re: MTU question


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If sites that use HTTPS work, and other sites are fine and downloads seem a decent speed with no other issues then all is probably good.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Nov-12 22:31:26
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Re: MTU question


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You learnt quickly to have discovered the ping method and the adding of +28 smile

BTW: MTUs don't exceed 1500. What do you mean by LAN MTU. The setting in the PC?

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Standard User Memski
(member) Mon 05-Nov-12 23:24:22
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Re: MTU question


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If I were to run "netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces" via cmd then it would show my Local Area Connections. They both defaulted to an MTU of 1504. But I guess it doesn't matter if it says it's 1504, it will just cap at 1500.

Edited by Memski (Mon 05-Nov-12 23:26:32)

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