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10.3: MTU fixes for Ethernet and Airport connections
Authored by: diamondsw on Nov 24, '03 11:06:07AM

I would recommend creating a completely separate StartupItem just to set the MTU, and place that in /Library/StartupItems. Beyond the usual aversion to touching anything in /System, you never know when an OS update will decide to replace your edited files.



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10.3: MTU fixes for Ethernet and Airport connections
Authored by: patmcfar8 on Nov 24, '03 12:39:42PM

What exactly does this do?

I've noticed that my internet connection speed has dropped a bit since I installed Panther on my AlPB. I'm using the Airport connection with a Linksys wireless router. Might this help me or not? Thank you.



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10.3: MTU fixes for Ethernet and Airport connections
Authored by: sjoerd on Nov 24, '03 12:46:11PM
Yes, I agree with diamondsw. It is also what Apple suggested for 10.2, see http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107474. But what am I supposed to indicate in the StartupParameters.plist - is the following part of it still valid for Panther?
<key>Requires</key>
<array>
	<string>Network Configuration</string>
</array>
Otherwise, does this solution work also after waking from sleep?

I'll give it a try later - my iBook is on holiday these days...

To parmcfar8: changing the mtu is needed with certain PPPoE providers - if you have a problem with mtu, you will notice that you can not access certain websites, while other function normally. I don't think this is in any way related to your speed problem.

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10.3: MTU fixes for Ethernet and Airport connections
Authored by: patmcfar8 on Nov 24, '03 01:19:56PM

Thanks for the reply.



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