Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

Faster Downloads Via “RWIN” Tweak

Dear Fred, I have been having some problems lately with my
broadband internet connection. My ISP repair guy came to the rescue and
found a wiring issue which he quickly repaired. I then got curious as to
how much the repairs made to the overall speed of my connection. I checked
a couple of places and was quite pleased with my connection, but one of them
said that I should increase my Receive Buffer by 63KB to improve my
performance. Could you explain how I could go about changing my receive
buffer size. The below is the complete report from the test station.
Thanks in advance. David Wilson

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Another Reader-Recommended Program Launcher

Fred,  In

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-05-11.htm#4 , a reader mentioned
PowerPro program launcher. I’ve been using a small Freeware program called PBar
since Windows 98 days.

http://homepages.enterprise.net/quinton/dnld.html

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Reinstall Win98 W/O Reformat

‘morning Fred,

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More Reader Sites!

Do you have a home page or website? (It doesn’t matter what size.) Please
click over to http://langa.com/code.htm , and maybe you can join the
hundreds and hundreds of LangaList readers who have "Loaded the Code!"
(If you’ve already "Loaded The Code" and are wondering if your site will
appear here or on the Langa.Com web site, please see
http://langa.com/link.txt  )

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