After a Fresh Windows XP Install

Three nights ago, my Windows XP machine — my workhouse, the one using Smart Bro — was considered to be technically dead after showing the Blue Screen of Death since afternoon (as reported to me by my brother). I got pissed that I immediately swapped harddrives and installed Windows XP from scratch. After several hours of optimizing my “new” Windows XP machine, it’s back online!

But I had noticed that my Smart Bro connection will simply not go beyond 150 Kbps. Ah, now. I remember. I downloaded TCPOptimizer and set the MTU to 6000. Rebooted my PC and the connection speed improved. Tonight, 72 hours later, here’s my Smart Bro connection speed:

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