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wolfi

join:2004-08-31

Setting of tcp/ip metric setting

Please tell me why it is so important to do this:

"Setting your TCP/IP metric setting properly, it should be set to a value of 1. To do so do the following:

Open your control panel – select the network icon – right click on your LAN connection and select properties – highlight Internet Protocol TCP/IP and select properties – advanced – select the IP settings tab – in the interface metric box put the value 1 – ok."


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NOTE: This for Server 2000, Vista, and Win 7 Only.

This is what Microsoft says ....

quote:
ArpUseEtherSNAP
Key: Tcpip\Parameters
Value Type: REG_DWORD—Boolean
Valid Range: 0, 1 (false, true)
Default: 0 (false)
Description: This value controls how IPv4 packets are encapsulated on Ethernet subnets. Setting this value to 1 forces TCP/IP to transmit Ethernet packets using IEEE 802.3 Sub-Network Access Protocol (SNAP) encapsulation. By default, the TCP/IP stack transmits packets in Ethernet II format, also known as Ethernet DIX format. It always receives both formats.

I am on Win 7 now Vista before that. In both cases that setting is set to "Automatic Metric" and the value in the "Interface Metric Metric" is greyed out and blank.

My speeds are excellent for my connection.
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