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MTU settings in a router

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About the MTU and the method to change the MTU settings associated with a router

MTU is Maximum Transmission Unit. The unit indicates the maximum packet size permitted for the transmission of the Internet data packets. The value of the size can be selected by the user. The suitable MTU value is necessary for the proper working of the network. So MTU can be considered as the network standard. The MTU would decide the size of the data that is transmitted as packets from the sender to the destination. In most of the cases, the MTU value would be determined by the network protocol and the value would be consistent for all the devices. The manual configuration of the MTU settings can be done by the user on some network computers and on the router web interface. The user can do so while any issues affect the network connections.

Discussed below are some points related with the method to change the MTU settings associated with the router:

  • Steps to access the MTU settings of a router
  • Method to change the settings
  • Tips to remember while changing the settings

Steps to access the MTU settings of a router

The MTU settings for a router device should be changed by the user when the device causes any issues with the networking options on the system. The user can thus troubleshoot the issue by changing the settings of the MTU. The ‘Settings’ option can be found at the router web interface page. For accessing the web page, open the web browser on the system and enter the address of the corresponding router device at the address bar. Now the web page would be opened.

Method to change the settings

In the opened router web page, the user should enter the username and password to enter the home site. Then click on ‘Advanced’ tab from the ‘Options’ menu which would be different for each of the routers. Now select the ‘Filters’ tab. From there, look for the MTU field and select ‘Enable’ and also change the settings of the MTU by providing the desired MTU value. Click ‘Apply’ and exit the wizard.

Tips to remember while changing the settings

The user can change the MTU settings for the router from the router device web interface. While changing the settings, the user should be aware of the router website address, username and password of the router device etc. Also, the user should be aware of the desired MTU value that should be provided at the ‘MTU Settings’ option. The value would be 1492 for the PPPoE connections.

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