Nobody likes to experience lag while playing games on their PS4 because of a slow internet connection. But if you are experiencing it, then MTU can be the reason behind it. According to some experts, the best MTU for PS4 makes sure that you experience a lag-free and stable internet connection.
In this post, we are going to discuss out how you can find the best MTU for your PS4, we will also discuss how you can change the MTU settings.
What Is MTU?
MTU is a short name for ‘Maximum Transmission Unit’, and basically it stands for the at most size of data-packed dirtiest transferred over your network. By default, the maximum range of any MTU is 1500 bytes, and it simply indicates that you can transfer up to 1500 bytes at a time from your PS4.
According to some techies, if you can lower the value (1500 bytes) then theirs a great possibility that you are going to experience a very minimal amount of delays.
The concept is very straightforward, if you lower the amount of data being transferred then it will automatically take less time to reach the destination. And it automatically decreases the delays that you experience.
How To Change MTU Value?
First of all, let’s look at how you can do some crucial changes to your PS4 to find the best MTU value. Just for the below-mentioned steps to do the required changes.
Step 1: Visit Network Settings on your PS4.
Step 2: Open “Set up Internet Connection”. After that choose your network connection, i.e. LAN or Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Now you will have two options, “Easy” and “Custom”. Choose the Custom option, and after that click on the “Automatic” option that comes on the next screen.
Step 4: Under “DHCP Host Name” press “Do Not Specify”, and “Automatic” for DNS
Step 5: Now under “MTU Settings” choose the “Manual” option. Now on the next screen, you will get the option to set the MTU value.
According to various sources, 1473 is the MTU value that everyone should keep. But according to our search, this number doesn’t work for everyone, as an MTU value varies from device-to-device as well as network. That’s why we’re going to let you know, how you can choose the best MTU for PS4.
Best MTU For PS4
Choosing the best MTU settings for your PS4 is very simple and straightforward. First of all, come to the “MTU manual settings” (for visiting MTU manual settings follow the above-mentioned steps). Now manually set a lower MTU value.
Now you will have to come back to “Settings”, then “Network”, and after that choose ” Test Internet Connection”. This feature will help you to test the speed of your network. Keep repeating this process, i.e lower the MTU value and test your internet connection.
You have to keep repeating this process until and unless you get a warning like “Packet is no longer able to be fragmented”. Note down the MTU value on which you get this warning. This particular value is the starting MTU value for your PS4. Now just add 28 to this value, and it will give you the best MTU value for your PS4.
1. Change MTU Value For Router
You can also change the MTU settings of your router for getting a good internet speed. But changing MTU settings are different for different brands of the router.
Here, we’re going to mention the steps for changing the MTU setting of a router in general. But if in any case, if this method doesn’t work for you, then you can search for the method of changing the MTU setting on your particular router.
Step 1: First of all, open the router on your computer, and visit Settings > Network > WAN > MTU.
Step 2: Under the MTU settings, you will have the option of “MTU size”. Here enter the value of your PS4 MTU.
Step 3: Now press enters to complete the setup, and after that reboot your router to complete the process.
If you have done things correctly, then the MTU value will be changed on your PS4 as well as router and it will directly help you in getting a good internet speed.
Even though we have mentioned how you can change the MTU value for getting a good internet speed and a lag-free experience, but still we are not claiming that it is going to help you to experience the changes that you are looking for. As there isn’t any solid proof or official statement that this method works. But still, you can try this method and hope that it works for you.
Lag because of a bad internet connection is the last thing that you want to experience while playing your favorite PS4 games. To resolve this problem you can try changing the MTU settings of your PS4 as well as a router. And this post was all about that.
We know finding the best MTU for PS4 is quite a tricky task, but still, you can try it as its result is quite unbelievable. Nevertheless, don’t hesitate to leave your doubts and feedback regarding this post in the comment section, and we will try to get to you as soon as possible.