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Netgear DG814 Router

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Netgear DG814 Router

Can anyone suggest optimum settings for the DG814 router with 1Mb connection?

Michael
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Netgear DG814 Router

Try MTU 1478 (windows & router), RWIN 34512 (windows only).

However there is no 'golden' setting as each connection is different. So you need to experiment. See MTU tweak for some ideas and tools for changing windows settings.

Also make sure you are running firmware V4.10 and have set idle timeout to 0.
fotobits
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Netgear DG814 Router

May I but in? I don't understand the recommendation to set the Time-out to "0."

Doesn't this setting ensure that the modem disconnects from the server immediately there's no activity?

Surely it's best to maintain the connection, therefore, have a Time-out at least an online session long.

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No 0 is the opposite, it disables any idle timout so it never disconnects.

The manual and on-screen help explains this I think.
fotobits
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I'm a wee bit confused.......the Help in the router's Settings window says:-

"This is the amount of time (in minutes) of inactivity that the gateway allows before disconnecting you from the server. The suggested default value is 5.

I thought it meant that disconnection occurs immediately there is inactivity!

Are you suggesting that it means that no period of inactivity results in disconnection?

Bit ambiguous!

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Netgear DG814 Router

Ok, maybe the DG814s help info is not very clear but setting it to 0 disables the idle timeout.

The DG834 says

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Idle Timeout

An idle Internet connection will be terminated after this time period.

If this value is zero (0), then the connection will be "kept alive" by re-connecting immediately whenever the connection is lost.
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Many thanks, Peter.

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Also make sure you are running firmware V4.10 and have set idle timeout to 0.

Is there any particular reason for using v4.10? I have the DG814 and have had issues with firmware v4.09 onwards. Basically, large downloads would die at around the 75MB mark. I blamed this on the "Improved PPPoA and PPPoE implementation", but there may be some other setting I'm missing if others are having success with these versions of the firmware.

Scott.