quick tweaks

So you are the impatient type or just want a refresher on what to do with out reading my boring essay on the Tweaks page. Either way what follows is a step by step guide with no explanations why, just do what it says.

If you don't have Dr TCP already, the progam used here, then you can get it from Broadband Reports.com

BT's Suggested Values


DrTCP BT suggested settings Do a base line speed test at ADSL Guide

One Set the Tcp Receive Window value to 12762.
Two If you have a USB or PCI ADSL modem set the Dial Up (RAS) MTU value to 1458
Three If you have a router or access the internet through an Ethernet adapter then set the Adapter settings MTU to 1458

Reboot

Do another speed test to check speeds have increased

Possibly Faster Values


DrTCP faster settings? If an MTU of 1458 reduces your speeds then you may need to use these settings or you might just get even faster speeds.

One Set the Tcp Receive Window value to 13900.
Two If you have a USB or PCI ADSL modem set the Dial Up (RAS) MTU value to 1430
Three If you have a router or access the internet through an Ethernet adapter then set the Adapter settings MTU to 1430

Reboot

Do another speed test to check speeds have increased

Advanced Settings


DrTCP advanced settings? These are the settings I use.

One Set the Tcp Receive Window value to 13900.
Two Set the Path MTU Discovery to "Yes".
Three Set the Window Scaling to "Yes".
Four Set the Black Hole Detection to "No".
Five Set the Time Stamping to "No".
Six Set the Max Duplicate ACKs to 2.
Seven Set the Selective Acks to "Yes".
Eight Set the Max TTL to 64.
Nine If you have a USB or PCI ADSL modem set the Dial Up (RAS) MTU value to 1430
Ten If you have a router or access the internet through an Ethernet adapter then set the Adapter settings MTU to 1430

Reboot

Do another speed test to check speeds have increased