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Adjusting the MTU size in the FRITZ!Box

The FRITZ!Box does not offer the option to manually adjust the MTU size (Maximum Transmission Unit), i.e. to manually set the maximum size of user data that can be transmitted in a single data packet.

Manually adjusting the MTU size is also not necessary because the FRITZ!Box supports MSS clamping (Maximum Segment Size) that automatically adjusts the size of the data packets to the smaller MTU of the interconnected networks.

This means that there will be no performance loss due to the fragmenting or discarding of data packets.

Note:The maximum MTU is 1500 bytes for cable connections. The cable provider can reduce the MTU by using additional protocols.