As more and more people get quick connections to the internet, such as
cable or ADSL, it becomes apparent to the user of a simple dial-up modem
that the World Wide Web can quickly turn into the World Wide Wait. Here a
trick that can help speed up your current modem without shelling out the
There is a setting located in your windows registry called the Maximum
Transfer Unit (MTU). This determines the size of the packets of data sent
between your and your server. In Windows 95, this setting is has a value
of 1,500 bytes when the actual size of internet packets is 1,000 bytes.
This can sometimes slow things down. To remedy the situation, simply
follow these steps:
In the registry editor (Start > Run > regedit.exe), navigate to
In the NetTrans folder you
should find another folder named "000x" in which x represents a fourth
digit. Right-click on the "000x" folder and select New and StringValue.
Rename the item that appears in the panel on the right side to MaxMTU,
then double-click it to bring up the Edit String box and give it a velue
Remember to keep playing with the MaxMTU value until you feel that your
internet connection has greatly sped up. Some people report huge speed
gains using this tricks, while others hardly notice a difference. In any
case, it's definetly worth a try.