Enable or disable software compression in PPP

Updated: October 14, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to enable or disable the use of software compression on your Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) links.

Software compression reduces the size of PPP packets to improve throughput.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

  1. If you want to modify the connection you are currently using, disconnect from the server.

  2. Open the Network Connections folder and view available connections.

  3. Right-click the connection you want to modify, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Options tab, click PPP Settings.

  5. Select or clear the Enable software compression check box.

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