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MTU On Bay AN router

By noorazman ·
I use BAY Networks AN router to connect to my ISP with speed 256kbps. I set external clock according to the speed. I want to know what is the best value for MTU ? I already set it to 1600.
Any suggestion are welcomed.

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by ckilday In reply to MTU On Bay AN router

I recommend you contact your ISP and find out what the MTU setting is on their router. If you send them 1600 byte packets, and their MTU is only 1500 (the "typical" MTU), they will have to fragment every full packet you send. This adds overhead tothe router and takes time to process. That adds delay to your transmission. Conversely, when they transmit to you, your router may, (and I emphasize may), choose to re-block the transmission to 1600 bytes before shipping it out on your lan interface. This requires extra overhead and latency on your end. If you match settings with the ISP, you minimize the amount of fragmentation that occurs for each transmission, and this will ease the load on both routers and minimize delay. I hope this helps.
Best wishes. - ck

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