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Hi

Just tinkering around with the internet/ethernet connection on my new Mac and have run into a problem.

Router synced around 15000, but only getting speeds of 13000. So in an attempt to squeeze the last bit of juice out of the connection I've run Broadband Optimizer 1.5 (some sort of Unix script thing), restarted and now only getting 10000.

Is there anyway I can undo this or reset the settings on my Mac to get it back to how it was?

Any help much appereciated. Thanks.
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Move the BroadbandOptimizer folder at /Library/StartupItems to the trash and restart.
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Thanks for that Sherman. That seems simple enough - and that resets it to how it was? Just got to get use the mac process of working I guess. Thanks again.
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Moving the application folder to the trash is the equivalent of uninstalling in Windows.
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Hope it cures the problem for you, Broadband Optimizer attempts to modify the /etc/sysctl.conf file to accommodate larger memory buffers. The change it writes to the file is not saved, so on restart it should go away. I don't think that buffering really helps as much as it gives the impression that things are running more smoothly. Sites that are slow and overloaded will seem better, it won't help with well run, high bandwidth sites, but as always, YMMV!
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Worked a treat ... Thanks everyone.
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